DAY 1 - Picton - Ships Cove to No Road Inn
Approx walking time- 14.5Km's - 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
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, 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 1500 year old native
trees behind the lodge.
Lunch, three course dinner, continental breakfast and private en-suite accommodation
Day 2 - No Road Inn to Mahana Homestead
Approx walking time- 11.5Km's - 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 kayaking, late afternoon at Mahana Lodge.
Tonights accommodation is in the recently refurbished, historic Mahana Homestead.
Continental breakfast, lunch and three course evening meal included.
Day 3 - Mahana Homestead to Lochmara Lodge
Approx walking time 23Km's 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. We walk 23Km's to Torea Bay where we get a water taxi around to Lochmara
For those that feel like a rest, the option of taking a water taxi to lodge to lodge is available
(extra cost) where you can indulge in a relaxing massage and hot tub while enjoying the
beautiful views.
Accommodation this evening is at Lochmara Lodge in seaview Tui Chalet's with attached
en suites.
Breakfast, lunch and three course evening meal included.
Queen Charlotte track 4 or 5 Day Guided Walk
Day 4 - Lochmara Lodge to Anakiwa
Approx walking time 20Km's 6.5 hours
 After another filling breakfast in the well appointed restaurant we set out by walking up
the side trail to rejoin the main track 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 4pm.
Breakfast, lunch and transport back to your Picton accommodation included.
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Guided packages include comfortable private ensuite rooms at No Road Inn, Mahana Lodge &
Lochmara Lodge.

*5 Day Guided Walk includes a rest day on the fourth day at Lochmara Lodge where you have the
opportunity to go sea kayaking, fishing, exploring the arts and wildlife grounds or just relaxing in the
wonderfully peaceful environment.

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