Departs Picton: 8:00am
Returns to Picton: approx 4:30/5:30pm depending on which walk.
Price: $50.00 per person + Land owners pass
*Please note that a Queen Charlotte Land Owners Pass is required for each adult whilst walking these sections of the track, this can be purchased online.
3 amazing options to choose from:
Feel like a challenge? This full day walk from Torea Bay to Punga Cove is 23.6km long and is the most challenging and rewarding section of the Queen Charlotte Track. Offering panoramic views of the Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds this is a day full of breathtaking views. After a steep climb out of Torea Bay you will climb through native bush to the ridge which divides the Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds. The track weaves in and out of regenerating forest along the undulating ridge line. At your feet, you will see the bays and coves of the intricate coastline stretching into the distance.
Pick up time 4:30pm with a return to Picton at 5:30-6:00pm
Enjoy spectacular views as you climb the main ridge between Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds, and follow old bridle paths through regenerating forest. Kamahi, kanuka, manuka and nikau palms provide shelter for ferns and delicate orchids and a home for weka, silver eyes, fantails and many other native birds. The track drops down to Mistletoe Bay through native tree ferns and beech trees where you will hear the songs of tui and bellbird. Mistletoe Bay is a popular picnic spot - you can admire the lovely colours of the sea, or jump in for a swim before your boat picks you up.
Pick up time of 4:00pm with a return to Picton at 4:30pm
Enjoy spectacular views as you climb the main ridge between Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds. Follow old bridle paths through regenerating forest that is home to Weka, Silver Eyes, Fantails and many more native New Zealand birds. Take time to look back over the distance covered during your walk and take in the breathtaking vistas. Your adventure ends with a gentle walk through the magnificent beech forest to Anakiwa where your boat will meet you at 3.30pm to return you back to Picton.
Pick up time of 3:30pm with a return to Picton at 4:30pm