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About Queen Charlotte Track Walks

As Marlborough’s most experienced adventure tour operator on the Queen Charlotte Track, we have an unsurpassed depth of knowledge when it comes to how hikers like to experience this stunning walk. Our packages are designed to ensure that no matter no matter whether you are a guided or independent hiker, your adventure on the Queen Charlotte Track is complete and comprehensive. Where possible we have included some extra features that are not available with other tour operators.

We are aware that some people prefer a complete walking holiday, sharing their experience with a group of like-minded people from all over the world and therefore the guided option is the best one. We also recognise that some people prefer to be independent and walk on their own, or with their group of friends only, therefore we also offer a “freedom” option.

Our 4 Day Freedom Walk allows the independent walker to enjoy the track in a hassle-free adventure. Over the four days you will walk the Queen Charlotte Track from start to finish – all 73 scenic kilometres of it.

Our 5 Day Freedom Walk 5 Days Walking Option allows the independent walker to enjoy walking the whole track at a more leisurely pace by breaking the last day of the track into two days.

Our 5 day Freedom Walk with a rest day is an ideal option for the independent walker wanting to take a more leisurely option or maybe you want to include a day's sea kayaking as part of your walk.

Our 4 Day Guided Walk on the Queen Charlotte Track is a true walking holiday. These four days will see you experience the splendour of the whole Queen Charlotte Track – from start to finish.

Our guided “4 Day Paddle & Walk” is a wonderful way to combine two days of walking on the picturesque Queen Charlotte Track with two days of sea kayaking in the fabulous Marlborough Sounds.

Stretching from Ship Cove to Anakiwa, this 71km walk will wrap you in the mystical beauty that is the Marlborough Sounds, and totally absorb you for five magical days.

Guided Walks

Our guided walks are an ideal option for those wanting that true walking holiday. The itinerary is designed to give walkers a complete package option with lots of flexibility so that you can include some sea kayaking, fishing or a wine tour during your walking holiday. There are no hidden extra costs incurred during your four or five days with us. Features of the guided walks include accommodation with ensuite and sea view, all meals (including fine dining each evening with a complimentary glass of wine), daily luggage transfers and complimentary sea kayak options as part of the trip (applies to 5 day walk only).

Our group size ranges from 4 to 24 per departure (dependent upon time of the year) and we have a guide-to-client ratio of 1 guide to 12 clients. Our guides are mature and  knowledgeable, and they genuinely enjoy sharing their passion and knowledge of the Marlborough Sounds with you.

Freedom Walks

Our freedom walks are designed for hikers who prefer to walk the Queen Charlotte Track independently. Our packages ensure that you can do so with a minimum amount of fuss, and a maximum amount of fun. We have designed the itinerary to include all the important features of enjoying the Queen Charlotte Track such as the resort accommodation, daily luggage transfers, a daily packed lunch, as well as your information kit, map and base support.

Now all you need to do is select which guided or freedom walk trip suits your timeframe and then check availability.

For further general information about the Queen Charlotte Track.