Mountain Bike Queen Charlotte Track

Mountain Bike Queen Charlotte Track

The 71km Queen Charlotte track is for mountain bikers of all levels and is usually completed in two-four days, though it can be completed at your own leisure.This panoramic track offers virgin New Zealand bush, exceptional views and accommodation to cater for everyone's budget which is made up of camping grounds, backpackers and resorts.

We recommend that the track is biked from north to south, Ship Cove to Anakiwa and your accommodation booked prior to your departure from Picton.

Have your luggage transferred to your accommodation each day while you do the hard work on the track.

Bring with your own bike with you or if you don't have your own you can hire one through us.

We have on demand water taxi so if you require a time other than our scheduled times please let us know and we will arrange a time that suits you to make the most of your time on the Queen Charlotte track  

We invite you to travel with us on The Great Track and Pack Pass, this pass offers you the freedom for you to choose your cycling distances each day and accommodation stopovers.

The Great Track Pass includes the following:

A drop-off at Ship Cove (the beginning of the track) on one of our 3 scheduled boats.

  • 8:00am (01 Oct- 30Apr only) approx 1 hour Picton to Ship Cove
  • 9:00am all year round  approx 1 hour Picton to Ship Cove 
  • 1:30pm arrival time of approx 4:00pm at Ship Cove as this is not a direct route to Ship Cove
  • or on-demand by private water taxi can be arranged.
  • A  pick-up from Anakiwa (the end of the track) at 3:30pm with an approximate arrival back in Picton of 4:00pm/4:30pm.
  • Free luggage transfers along the track - maximum 20kg per person

Excludes: Accommodation, Queen Charlotte Track Land Co-Operative Pass ($18 pp) which must be purchased from our office, anything not specified above, additional transfers can be arranged at an additional cost.

Please note Ship Cove to Punga Cove is closed to bikers from 1st December to the
28th February each season. However Punga Cove to Anakiwa is still open.

View Queen Charlotte Track accommodation.

Summer departures - 1st Oct to 30 April
8:00 am* 9.00 am
Winter departures -1st May to 30 Sept
9:00 am  

Route Map - Ship Cove to Anakiwa

Approximate route

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