What a fantastic combination: one day guided kayaking on Queen Charlotte Sound, including an overnight stay at Lochmara Lodge and one day freedom walking on the Queen Charlotte Track
Trip Departure Time: 8.30am
Trip Return Time: 4.30pm
Duration: 2 days
Within easy paddling distance of Picton, you can enjoy a fantastic two day itinerary that combines the best of both kayaking and hiking.
Lochmara Lodge offers twin share ensuite accommodation set in the native bush-covered hills on the tranquil shores of the Queen Charlotte Sound. Unique and breathtakingly beautiful, Lochmara Lodge is accessible only by boat or from the world-famous Queen Charlotte Track. You can check Lochmara Lodge out on www.lochmaralodge.co.nz
On the first day you join the guided day trip departing from the Picton foreshore. Your guide will take the time to assist you with your paddling skills and along the way they will share their knowledge of the abundant wildlife and natural flora and regale you with the more interesting historical stories about the area. At around 2.00pm you will leave the group and head to Lochmara Lodge for the evening.
The next day you make your own way along the Queen Charlotte Track for a five hour walk to Anakiwa. This walk involves an ascent to the ridge-line track where you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the Sounds.
After Mistletoe Bay the track sidles along the hill and drops down into Davies Bay before the last half hour through mature beech forest ending at Anakiwa where your water transport will collect you for your return to Picton