Winter & Spring Specials on Queen Charlotte Track

Walking the Queen Charlotte Track, before summer hits, is a great idea. With the comforts of water transfers, daily luggage transfers, and hotel en-suite accommodation, The Queen Charlotte Track is the perfect walking option for those cooler months.

This very special offer has savings of 30% or more and is valid for departures up to the 29th October 2019.

Renowned for its unique combination of challenge and comfort amid glorious scenery, the Queen Charlotte Track meanders 70km from shoreline to ridgeline along the Marlborough Sounds. With luggage transferred ahead daily, walkers and bikers journey through stunning native bush and contrasting landscapes by day. By night enjoy the comfort of hotel en-suite accommodation at Furneaux Lodge, Punga Cove Resort & The Portage.

Our Special walk packages feature:

  • Superior twin/double share en-suite accommodation as listed on fact sheet
  • Packed lunch each day
  • Water transport to the track and transfer of luggage each day
  • Transfer back to Picton
  • Complete information pack for use whilst walking the track
  • QCTLC Pass

Click here to book a 4 Day Freedom Walk at the special rate

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Day One – Ship Cove to Furneaux Lodge (5 hour walk – 14km)
There is no better way to start your walk than boarding The Cougar Line catamaran in Picton and enjoying their award winning service en-route to Ship Cove. Ship Cove has worldwide historical significance as it is the one place that Captain Cook visited five times to re-provision his ships. As you sweep into Ship Cove you will understand why. A steady climb out of Ship Cove provides unsurpassed views to the North Island. Follow the track down into Resolution Bay and through to Endeavour Inlet where you spy Furneaux Lodge with its broad sweeping lawns. This historic homestead has a restaurant and bar with chalet accommodation.

Day Two – Furneaux Lodge to Punga Cove Resort (4 hour walk – 12km)
This gentle coastal part of the track provides a good opportunity for taking a leisurely lunch and stopping to enjoy the plentiful birdlife along the way. Punga Cove Resort, your accommodation tonight, has individual chalets set amongst the bush clad hillside providing stunning views across Endeavour Inlet. Perhaps you might like to soak in the spa or swim in the solar-heated pool before adjourning for wine and dinner in their award winning restaurant.

Day Three – Punga Cove to The Portage (8 hour walk – 24.5km)
This section is the most challenging and rewarding of the track. Climbing away steeply from Punga Cove the sweeping views begin to appear as you walk along the ridge between the Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sound. The track is very undulating and therefore can be challenging for some people. As in the old days, Portage Resort Hotel is a welcome respite after a long day. Portage has a range of comfortable ensuite rooms and their restaurant provides excellent food with a selection of local wines to match.

Day Four – The Portage to Anakiwa (7 hour walk – 20km)
Once again the track follows the ridge climbing up to the highest point on the track at 400m. From the summit you have unsurpassed views into the surrounding Sounds. Winding down to sea level you will come upon some particularly beautiful virgin native bush which leaves you with a lasting impression of what must have been before man arrived. The harbour of Anakiwa comes into view and so too does the end of the Queen Charlotte Track. Your water transport collects you and, as you travel back to Picton, you can relax and reminisce on the magic of the last four days.

5 DAY FREEDOM WALK ITINERARY
Day One – Ship Cove to Furneaux Lodge (5 hour walk – 14km)
Day Two – Furneaux Lodge to Punga Cove Resort (4 hour walk – 12km)
Day Three – Punga Cove to The Portage (8 hour walk – 24.5km)
Day Four –Rest day at Portage Resort
Day Five –Portage to Anakiwa (7 hour walk – 20km)

Click here to book a 4 Day Freedom Walk at the special rate

Click here to book a 5 day Freedom Walk at the special rate

 

Special Rates 

OPTIONS RESORT ROOM TYPE 4 Day Freedom Walk Cost 5  Day Freedom Walk Cost
Standard Furneaux Lodge Tobias or Cottage $595 per person
(single supplement of $255)
$710per person (single supplement of $340)
Punga Cove Koru
The Portage Weka Room
Sea View Furneaux Lodge Tobias or Cottage $605 per person
(single supplement of $265)
$730 per person (single supplement of $360)
Punga Cove Koru
The Portage Korimako Suite
Upgrade Furneaux Lodge Endeavour Suite $685 per person
(single supplement of $340)
$820 per person (single supplement of $425)
Punga Cove Frond Suite
The Portage Tui Terrace

Prices quoted are in NZ$, include GST, and are based on twin/double share.

Prices valid for departures up to the 29th October 2019 and do not apply to existing bookings during this period

Click here to book a 4 Day Freedom Walk at the special rate

Click here to book a 5 day Freedom Walk at the special rate

Departures on any day, subject to accommodation availability,

Click here to book a 4 Day Freedom Walk at the special rate

Click here to book a 5 day Freedom Walk at the special rate