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ANZCRO (UK) (the Australia New Zealand Central Reservations Office) was initially established in 1990, with the UK office having been open since 2001. With our Head Office based in Southport, Australia, and offices in Queenstown New Zealand, & Truro, the company has successfully grown to become one of the largest tour operators to New Zealand, Australia & the South Pacific.   [read more..]


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5 Day Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk

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ANZCRO / 5 Day Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk

5 Day Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk


per person

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.

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Tour Inclusions

The following are included in your package tour:

Wholesome, high-quality food, and a glass of wine with your evening meal (other alcohol can be paid for directly to the accommodation house)

Superior twin-share accommodation with sea views (Studio Chalet at Furneaux Lodge, Upgrade Studio Unit at Punga Cove Resort, and Hillside Suite at The Portage Hotel)

Pre-trip information

Customised eco-tour experience

Cheerful, informative guiding

Water transport to and from the track, and transfer of luggage each day

Your Queen Charlotte Track Land Co-op Pass

Supply of a light day pack and walking pole while on the trip

Sea kayaking on your ‘rest day’

Important Additional Information

Day prior: Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company will deliver a welcome pack to your pre-walk accommodation, which will include details such as: your guide, the names of the rest of the walkers in your group, and pick-up/arrival time at our office for your trip. You do not need to attend a pre-trip briefing the night prior, but Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company do need to know where you are staying to ensure you receive your registration forms and luggage bags. We encourage clients to call into the office and see them the day before departure if you have time. We reserve the right to alter itineraries, timetables and vessel types. All travel subject to weather and tides which may cause delay/cancellation.

Conditions: Prices are per person, twin/double-share and subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of submission (Jun 18) but are subject to change without notice. Valid for travel 1 Oct 18 to 15 Apr 19. Blackout periods may apply. A non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking. Additional water transport costs, if required, are to be met by you.

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Day 1

Your trip begins with a personalised eco-tour with our guides on board a Cougar Line catamaran. During the morning your guide will share their knowledge of the sea birds and marine mammals as you travel to Motuara Island in the outer Queen Charlotte Sound. Here you may have the opportunity to see the rare South Island Saddleback and South Island Robin who have been re-colonised on this island sanctuary.
From Motuara Island you will cross the sound to be dropped off at Ship Cove where you will begin your walk on the Queen Charlotte Track. Ship Cove is one of the most historic areas in the sounds as it was one of James Cook’s most popular destinations on his many world travels. The area is surrounded by bountiful virgin bush and the walk to the top of the ridge provides spectacular views.
As you make your way down into Endeavour Inlet you will spy Furneaux Lodge, your first night’s accommodation. You will stay in twin-share studio suites.
Dinner will be served in the restaurant with a glass of wine.
Approximate walking time: 5–6 hours
Walking Distance: 14km

Day 2

After a leisurely breakfast at Furneaux Lodge, you may like to take a walk up to the waterfall and see the magnificent stands of native bush. Re-join the track as it winds its way around the coastline to the other side of Endeavour Inlet. Prolific birdsong dominates the day as you walk through some regenerating and virgin native bush.
Your accommodation this evening is at Punga Cove Resort in twin-share chalets.
Dinner is served in the restaurant with a glass of wine.
Approximate walking time: 4 hours
Walking distance: 12.5km

Day 3

Today you walk from Punga Cove to the Portage Resort Hotel along the ridge between Kenepuru and Queen Charlotte Sound. Spectacular views dominate the day as you negotiate the very undulating ridge between the two sounds.
This section is considered the most difficult on the track and clients do need to have a good level of fitness to enjoy the walk. There is the option to take water transport from Punga Cove to The Portage Hotel for those who require a rest!
Upon your arrival at The Portage Hotel, you can rest and enjoy the view overlooking Keneperu Sound.
You will be staying in twin-share Hillside Suites, and dinner will be served in the restaurant with a glass of wine.
Approximate walking time: 8 hours
Walking distance: 24.5km

Day 4

Today you can sleep in, rest, relax and enjoy the leisure activities around The Portage Hotel. If you feel like a little more activity, you may like to go sea kayaking for the day with your guide.
Join this intimate paddling experience in Kenepuru Sound, the smallest of the three sounds. As you paddle from Portage Bay you may visit a mussel farm, paddle past a shipwreck from a bygone era, or experience a chance encounter with dolphins. You will have time to stop on a tranquil beach where you can enjoy a leisurely lunch, go for a swim or a short bush walk, before paddling back to the Portage Bay foreshore.
No experience is necessary to enjoy this trip and your guide will ensure that you have a fun, safe, sea kayaking experience.

Day 5

Your final day on the Queen Charlotte Track, today you will ascend to a ridgeline track providing wonderful vistas of the sounds as you walk along. 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.
Approximate walking time: 7 hours
Walking distance: 20km

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