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Queen Charlotte Track

Marlborough Sounds, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 5432
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US$61.97*
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Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton
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US$119.46*
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Full Day Queen Charlotte Kayak and Walking Tour from Picton
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  • Average2%
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“punga cove” (74 reviews)
“great walk” (48 reviews)
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LOCATION
Marlborough Sounds, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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+64 3-573 5432
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1 - 10 of 633 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 4 days on the track through wilderness guides. We chose to self guide. It was really enjoyable even on the rainy overcast first day. Accomodation along the way was good but very expensive to eat and drink. The track itself is tough but...More

Thank Pinklizard84
QCTInc, Administrator at Queen Charlotte Track, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your great review and tips on the track, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time on the Queen Charlotte Track. :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jason was our guide for the morning. He provided a very informative narrative on the way to where we put in with our kayaks. He gave us a brief run down on how to don the skirts, shirts and buoyancy vests. We had been kayaking...More

Thank Ely1203
QCTInc, Administrator at Queen Charlotte Track, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your great review, it is wonderful to hear you enjoyed kayaking in the sounds and that you had a good experience with Wilderness Guides. :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Queen charlotte track is an amazingly beautiful place which is accessible to anyone with moderate fitness and who is prepared to walk 10 -15 km. Water is a beautiful turquoise and the view from Groves Arm is spectacular.

Thank Stephen C
QCTInc, Administrator at Queen Charlotte Track, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review, it is great to hear you enjoyed the impressive views. :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great...however less bird song than we expected...Regenerating bush...no to anymore mussel farms...track good considering used by bikes...

Thank Mary C
QCTInc, Administrator at Queen Charlotte Track, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review and feedback. :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This walk provides and endless array of wonderful vistas, varied terrain from bush to open ridges and beautiful bays for the overnight stops. The track is clearly marked and well maintained. It can be completed if you have a moderate level of fitness, though you...More

Thank judwil61
QCTInc, Administrator at Queen Charlotte Track, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your great review, it is wonderful to hear you enjoyed the impressive views on the Queen Charlotte Track. :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful scenic well-marked 4-day tramp (do not suggest doing it in 3 days) in the Marlborough Sounds. Apart from a wet Boxing day, got very lucky with the weather, though a couple of chilly nights in a tent in Miners Camp and especially up...More

Thank Matthew H
QCTInc, Administrator at Queen Charlotte Track, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review, it is great to hear you enjoyed your time on the Queen Charlotte Track. :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a amazingly scenic walk that is well maintained and the self guided walk organised by wilderness guides was outstanding. All the places we stayed were beautiful and well appointed.

Thank PaulaCM66
QCTInc, Administrator at Queen Charlotte Track, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review, it is great to hear you enjoyed the impressive views and that you had a good experience with Wilderness Guides.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking the track is the best way to acclimate to the South Island. As in much of New Zealand, I would prefer more wilderness (less private lands and motor boats), but it’s a small country. All in all, the Track is a gorgeous way to...More

Thank Michael L
QCTInc, Administrator at Queen Charlotte Track, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your great review, it is nice to hear you enjoyed the views of the sounds. :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the Queen Charlotte Track - 71 K - in 4 days.It was a challenging hike, however all ages were found along the track. The hotels were charming with great service. Sadly they allow mountain bikes on two sections of the track, which are...More

Thank Cathi D
QCTInc, Administrator at Queen Charlotte Track, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your great review and feedback, it is wonderful to hear you enjoyed the spectacular views. :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of New Zealand's many great walks. We organised QC Track through the Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company in Picton N.Z. A self guided hike/tramp done over four days, or five if you want a rest day (you can probably organise as many rest days as...More

1  Thank medlowbath34
QCTInc, Administrator at Queen Charlotte Track, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time on the Queen Charlotte Track. :)

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blooddonor28
2 October 2017|
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Response from Twochilledoutkiwis |
Of course ,there are plenty of spots to camp overnight as well as the odd backpacker style guesthouse accomodation
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blooddonor28
2 October 2017|
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Response from QCTInc | Property representative |
Hi there, yes, you can camp on their own tent but only in DOC campsites, privately owned premises that allow tents and any other campsites that are marked on the printable maps, available on our website qct We hope you enjoy... More
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Dawnandgregwaverley
13 August 2017|
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Response from QCTInc | Property representative |
Hello Dawn, it's great to hear you are considering walking or biking the Queen Charlotte Track. One of the unique aspects of the track is that you can have your luggage transferred to your accommodation each day, allowing... More
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