DAY 1 - Picton - Ships Cove to No Road Inn
Approx walking time- 5 hours
Pick up from local accommodation.
Boat cruise from Picton- A full commentary is given as we make our way along the Queen
Charlotte Sound, before stopping to visit a protected, predator free island to see rare
saddleback birds. October to April only otherwise all departures depart from Picton by boat
at 9.30am.
Begin the walk at Ships Cove and learn about  the historical and natural aspects of this
area.
Fabulous 360 degree vistas as we walk amongst tree ferns and Nikau palms to our
accommodation for this evening at  No Road Inn, the Marlborough Sounds newest
boutique, luxury lodge located beside Furneaux wharf, on the waters edge in Endeavour
Inlet.
Take time to enjoy the outdoor private hot tub or walk up to see the 2000 year old native
trees behind the lodge. Later that evening enjoy a glass of Marlborough wine with your
evening meal.
Lunch, and a three course dinner, a glass of wine and private en-suite accommodation
included.
*Special night time guided glow worm discovery walk included                        
Day 2 - No Road Inn to Mahana Homestead
Approx walking time- 4 hours
After a relaxed breakfast we make our way around the bay to Mahana Homestead.
Discover the fascinating mining history of this area.
The highlight of this afternoons walk is the abundance of native bird life along this section
of the track. We may even have the opportunity to meet one of  New Zealand's cheekiest
native birds, the Weka.
Optional sea kayaking trip, late afternoon.
Tonights accommodation is in the recently refurbished, historic Mahana Homestead.
Continental breakfast, lunch and a glass of wine with your evening meal included.
Day 3 - Mahana Homestead to Portage Resort
Approx walking time 7.5 hours
Todays section of the track involves expansive ridge top walking with stunning views for
the majority of the day. Considered the most challenging day of the trip yet extremely well
rewarding.
For those that feel like a rest, the option of taking a water taxi to Portage Resort is
available at no extra cost where you can indulge in a relaxing spa pool while enjoying the
beautiful views.
Accommodation this evening in newly refurbished suites overlooking Kenepuru Sound.
Breakfast, lunch, and a glass of wine with your three course evening meal included.
Queen Charlotte track 4 Day Guided Walk
Day 4 - Portage Resort to Anakiwa
Approx walking time 6.5 hours
 After another filling breakfast in the well appointed restaurant we set out for our final
destination, Anakiwa.
 A mixture of established native beech trees and regenerating forest makes up todays
walk. Lunch today is served from a look out point with breathtaking views before making
our way to the end of the track.
Once we arrive in Anakiwa, our water taxi will be waiting to take us back to Picton where
we return around 4.30pm.
Breakfast, lunch and transport back to your Picton accommodation included.
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May 09
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June 09
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contact us if the above dates are not suitable and we will endeavour to
accommodate you if we can.
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