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Queen Charlotte Track

Marlborough Sounds, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton
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Full Day Queen Charlotte Kayak and Walking Tour from Picton
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“great walk” (47 reviews)
“ship cove” (61 reviews)
Marlborough Sounds, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We did this walk over 5 days with a gps. The distance and time signs seem to have been put up by two different groups without any consultation and the real distances are somewhere in the middle. First, you come across a sign that says...More

Thank Louise R
QCTInc, QCT Inc Committee Member at Queen Charlotte Track, responded to this review

Hello Louise R - thank you for taking the time to review your experience on the Queen Charlotte Track, and it's great to hear that you found coastal & bush scenery and unique accommodation to be excellent. We have forwarded your comments regarding the signage...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Thanks Wildness Guides for organizing a fantastic trip . Lodges great food amazing and packed lunches very tasty . 👌

Thank EastellR
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

If you want to visit a slice of paradise, then this is the place to do it. Beautiful walks and scenery. All the accommodation that we stayed at was amazing.

Thank Glenys H
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We hiked from Lochmara Lodge and experienced a beautiful forest Hike linking up with the Queen Charlotte Track. It is a moderately easy hike with beautiful views over Lochmara Bay, Torea Bay, Pukatea Bay and Portage Bay.

Thank Philipvg
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We chose the four day option and flagged the last day due to blisters. The walk was manageable even if we weren't as fit as we should have been, however there was a lot of walking on rock and stone and the hard ground took...More

Thank SuandChris
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I completed the Queen Charlotte Track 4-day guided walk with Wilderness Guides in February. This walk leaves from Picton and ends at Anakiwa where a boat returns walkers to Picton at the end of day 4. The experience from booking the trip to the last...More

2  Thank Joanne A
Reviewed 12 April 2017

My friend and I both in our sixties completed the self guided walk in early April. Day three was challenging but the other days were very achievable. The whole experience was very good and we met some lovely people along the way. We say goats,...More

Thank maggie305
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We walked from Ship Cove, where Captain Cook first came ashore, to Endeavor Inlet. It was quite steep in some places but incredibly beautiful from every angle. The lush green forest and the mind-boggling views of Queen Charlotte Sounds just stops you in your tracks...More

Thank Fred S
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We did the walk in early April. It was quite wet thanks to ex cyclone Debbie but the walk was still very enjoyable. The views were fantastic, and it was great to walk through the forests. All of the accommodation was great, and the food...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The Queen Charlotte track largely follows the ridge line separating Queen Charlotte Sound from Kenepuru Sound and the views over the sounds and nearby countryside are stunning. The track runs for around 75 km and is in good condition most of the way. The track...More

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Michelle H
Hi, I have researched my accomodation options. Do you know of a company that would check that all my preferances have vacancies and then book them all together. My dates are rather felixable so can move the dates around if some places arent available. Michelle
27 February 2017|
Response from QCTInc | Property representative |
Hello Michelle, thanks for your question. A number of our member operators are able to do this for you and you can find their details on the official Queen Charlotte Track website qctrack. The Picton & Blenheim i-Sites will... More
We are thinking of doing the QCT in May this year. We would like to do a guided tour but it seems that they stop in late April. Can anyone advise regarding this? Also, is the rainfall high in May which would make the track dangerous? Any information would be appreciated. Thanks
18 February 2017|
Response from QCTInc | Property representative |
Hello thank you for your question. There is a list of our members that offer guided tours on the Official Queen Charlotte Track website qctrack so it would be good to double check with them with regards to tour end dates... More
Hi, I am planning on walking the track and am interested to know about suspension bridges. A member of our party has a phobia! How many are there? Assuming there will be some, hoping that they are clustered into 1 day or maybe 2 days and my friend can skip that day my catching a ferry between accommodation. What advice or information do you have? Thanks!
30 January 2017|
Response from QCTInc | Property representative |
Hello and thanks for your question. There is just the Endeavour Inlet suspension bridge, all the rest are solid wooden bridges. So the section is Endeavour Inlet to Camp Bay. I contacted the Department of Conservation and... More