Classic Unguided Four or Five Day Package
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The Queen Charlotte Track
Marlborough Sounds NZ
4 Day NZ$785 per person 2016/17
5 Day NZ$895 per person 2016/17
Picton accommodation transfers
Visit a bird sanctuary Island
All water taxi transport
Daily luggage transfers
All accommodation - Chalet Furneaux Lodge,
A-frame Punga Cove, Courtyard Portage
Daily packed lunches whilst you are on the
Full Information pack plus map and land
If you would like to walk the track on your own yet have all aspects of the Queen Charlotte Track walk booked and prearranged then this
is the option for you.
Our Classic Package includes all accommodation (en suite, private rooms) daily luggage transfers, all water taxi transfers, a visit to a
bird sanctuary island, daily packed lunches and a full information kit. We will even pick you up from you accommodation in Picton and
take you back there when you finish your walk.
Your lunch is included every day and the lodges have restaurants as well as bar meals available ranging in price from NZ$20 for a
main meal through to around NZ$60 for a 3 course restaurant meal. The choice is yours. Continental breakfasts start from NZ$18 per
person. Cooking facilities are unavailable at the lodges.
DAY 1 - Picton - Ships Cove to Furneaux Lodge
Approx walking time- 14.5Km's - 5 hours
Pick up from local accommodation.
Boat cruise from Picton- A full commentary is given as you make your way along the Queen Charlotte Sound, before stopping to visit a
protected, predator free island to see rare saddleback birds.
Begin the walk at Ships Cove and learn about the historical and natural aspects of this area.
Fabulous 360 degree vistas as you walk amongst tree ferns and Nikau palms to your accommodation for this evening at Furneaux
Lodge, an historic lodge that has been greeting guests for many years. Accommodation is twin share private en suite chalets.
DAY 2 - Furneaux Lodge to Punga Cove Resort
Approx walking time- 11Km's - 4.5 hours
After a relaxed breakfast you make your way around the bay to Punga Cove Resort.
Discover the fascinating antimony mining history of this area.
The highlight of this afternoons walk is the abundance of native bird life along this section of the track. You may even have the
opportunity to meet one of New Zealand's cheekiest native birds, the Weka.
Optional kayaking, late afternoon at Punga Cove.
Tonights accommodation at Punga cove is in A-frame twin share, private en suite rooms.
DAY 3 - Punga Cove to Portage Hotel
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.
For those that feel like a rest, the option of taking a water taxi to lodge to lodge is available (extra cost).
Accommodation this evening is at Portage Hotel in private courtyard rooms with attached en suites.
DAY 4 - Portage Resort to Anakiwa - Picton
Approx walking time- 20Km's - 7 hours
Begin the day by walking up to the highest point of the track and one of the most scenic viewpoints.
A mixture of established native beech trees and regenerating forest makes up todays walk. In the afternoon it is an easy stroll down to
Anakiwa where you water taxi will take you back to Picton returning about 4pm. We will meet you off the boat and return you to your
accommodation in Picton.
The five day Classic Package includes two nights at Portage Resort with the fourth day considered a rest day. Lunch is not
included on the fourth day.