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Walk the Queen Charlotte Track

4 day / 3 night tour from $1557 per person share twin
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Sale Period

Until 02 Aug 21 by 4pm or sold out

 
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4 day / 3 night tour from
$1557
per person share twin
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With a soundtrack of bellbirds and a backdrop of the stunning Marlborough Sounds, hiking the Queen Charlotte Track is an experience like no other. Over four days you’ll join an expert local leader as you walk past secluded bays, picturesque coves and native forest, learning about the area’s Maori and European history as you go. But hiking through wild scenery doesn’t mean sacrificing creature comforts – end each day at fabulous lodge accommodation with modern amenities, a perfect way to recharge your batteries. In a country full of views to take your breath away, this corner of New Zealand might just top the list.

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Deal Includes

Meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
Transport: Boat/Water Taxi
Accommodation: Hotel (3 nights)
Resolution Bay - Picnic Lunch
Resolution Bay - Meretoto to Endeavour Inlet Track
Punga Cove - Big Bay to Punga Cove Track
Portage Bay - Packed Lunch
Portage Bay - Kenepuru Saddle to Portage Bay Track


Tour Details

Tour Provider Intrepid Travel
Number of Days
4
Start Location
Picton, New Zealand
End Location
Picton, New Zealand
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 12
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Adventure
Physical Rating
Moderate


Itinerary
Day 1: Picton - Meretoto - Endeavour Inlet
Welcome to Picton! Hugging the side of the Queen Charlotte Sound, this seaside town is the jumping off point for your explorations of its famous track. Your adventure gets rolling with a 9am welcome meeting where you’ll link up with your local leader and fellow travellers, then it’s a 10am ferry to Meretoto, also known as Ship Cove. Be sure to keep an eye out for dolphins which can often be spotted swimming alongside the boat! Famed for being James Cooks base for his explorations of the country and a place of shelter for the Maori people, take some time to explore the cove while your leader shares its history. Depart Meretoto and begin today’s hike, climbing away from the coastline through untouched forests of ferns and beech – your leader will point out the fascinating and varied plant life as you go. Pause at a lookout point to admire views of the Queen Charlotte Sound, then descend into Resolution Bay and stop for a picnic lunch. Follow the shoreline over an old bridle path to the stunning Endeavour Inlet where you’ll have some downtime to kayak, stand up paddleboard or simply stretch out next to the water and relax. Later in the day, continue to your lodge accommodation and settle in for the night.

Day 2: Endeavour Inlet - Punga Cove
Wake up to the songs of birds and prepare for another scenic day of walking. Skirt along the coastline through gorgeous native bush while your leader helps you listen for the calls of fantails and bellbirds. Pass by Big Bay, walk through shady forest to Camp Bay, then arrive at the beautiful Punga Cove in the Marlborough Sounds. On arrival, take some time to explore this small but picturesque seaside settlement and perhaps pop into one of the few local eateries for lunch with a view. The afternoon is yours to make the most of your spectacular setting. You may like to hire a kayak to explore the bay’s clear waters, or chill out and your accommodation and make use of the outdoor pool. Your accommodation has a wonderful on-site restaurant for dinner this evening.

Day 3: Punga Cove - Portage Bay
Today is your longest day of walking and also offers some of the most jaw-dropping scenery – get ready to give your legs and your camera a good workout! Depart from Punga Cove and follow the ridgeline towards the Kenepuru Saddle. Climb to the Eatwells Lookout, taking in sweeping views of the Marlborough Sounds as your leader points out Cook Strait and the Kaikoura Ranges in the distance, then descend to the Torea Saddle. Walk the final stretch to Portage Bay, your base for the night. With remarkable coastal views emerging with every step, this is sure to be a day to remember. This evening, enjoy a well-earned three course dinner at the excellent restaurant at your hotel and take the time to reminisce with your group about everything you’ve seen on your journey.

Day 4: Portage Bay - Picton

Enjoy a morning at leisure to enjoy all that Portage has to offer. You may like to rent a kayak or stand up paddleboard to explore the bay, or perhaps head out snorkelling to discover what lies beneath the water. Then it’s time to leave Portage Bay behind and take a short walk over the saddle to Torea Bay. From here it’s just a quick ferry ride to Picton, where on arrival your adventure will come to an end.


Walk the Queen Charlotte Track
From $1557 per person twin share - 
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Departure Dates

11 Sep 21
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From $1730 per person twin share
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Terms and Conditions

 Please note that full terms and conditions apply - see your House of Travel consultant for details. 
• Package price is based on share twin and is correct at the time of submission and is subject to change without notice. 
• Valid for sales until 02 Aug 21 by 4pm unless sold out prior.
 Travel is valid as specified.
 10% discount is applicable on departures prior to 01 Dec 21 and must be deposited by 02 Aug 21. Full pricing for departures from 02 Dec 21 on. 
• All prices and products are subject to availability at time of reservation. 
• Prices may vary due to a number of factors including tax and surcharge increases, exchange rate movements and availability.
• Prices are per person in NZ dollars for cash or cheque purchase only. 
• Some surcharges and closeouts may apply. Surcharges may apply over special event periods and over school holidays.  
•  Inclusions are subject to change based on operational capabilities
• Cancellation and Amendment fees apply. 
•  Airfares are not included and are an additional cost. Please ask your House of Travel consultant for the best option to suit your needs.

Sale Period

Until 02 Aug 21 by 4pm or sold out

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