• SELF-GUIDED
  • 5 DAYS
  • Easyto Moderate
PRICE FROM £ 1,045 per person
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £ 350 per person

OVERVIEW

The Queen Charlotte Track is one of New Zealand's best coastal walks, with stunning views over Queen Charlotte Sound and Kenepura Sound.  Hike under the gorgeous native forest canopy, soaking up the scenic outlooks.

The Marlborough area has a well-deserved gourmet reputation, and quality accommodations, both of which make for a fabulous and memorable supported walking experience. The accommodations on the track are located right on the water so even when you're relaxing in the evening you feel as though you are still on the walk.  And if you love wine, why not add a day at the end of the walk to explore the wineries?

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Explore where Captain Cook landed, and the Cook memorial
  • Experience the magic of walking through thick native forest and lush coastal vegetation
  • Wander by the ponga ferns in deep gullies
  • Enjoy the sound of the forest and surrounds of the spectacular Furneaux Lodge
  • Eatwell lookout, with 360 degree views over Endeavour Inlet and the Bay of Many Covers
  • Stay in very comfortable water-side accommodation where you never leave the track

AT A GLANCE

TRIP LENGTH
5 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Easyto Moderate
PRICE FROM
£ 1045 per person twin/double share
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
£ 350 per person

ITINERARY

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Full access to the Queen Charlotte track in superb comfort.
  • 4 nights accommodation, in beautiful lodge accommodations on the track
  • Walk the track from Ship Cove to Torea Bay, all transfers on and off the track
  • A la carte meals including 2-course dinners when on the track
  • 4 breakfasts, 3 walkers lunches
  • Comprehensive Stroll track notes

ACCOMMODATION & DINING DESKTOP

The highlight of the Queen Charlotte walk is staying and eating in accommodations on the water right on the track itself. All of the accommodations are of high quality but are enhanced by their position right on the Sound. It is the luxury of first-world living at its best that makes this trip as popular as it is. You’ll be warmly welcomed by all of our hosts who are ready to assist in any way they can.

GENERAL INFO

AVAILABILITY

This trip is available all year round. We do however suggest trying to avoid January and February when the area gets very crowded with holidaymakers. There is a surcharge at this time and the walking temperature is slightly warmer, however, it’s New Zealand so there’s no need to worry unless you are really susceptible to heat.  Spring (September to December) and autumn (March to May) are excellent times to walk from a temperature perspective.

WALKING

This track is undulating, well-graded and without much incline or decline. Walks average about 17 km a day and have some elevation please check itinerary days. There’s always time to walk and explore further if you’re up to it. There’s also time to relax and enjoy all of the lodges and hotels’ gorgeous surroundings on the Sound.

GETTING THERE AND AWAY

There are many ways to get to and from the track. If you have the time it might suit you best to mix the methods of travel in order to facilitate the best experience.

  1. By car, you can drive to Picton from anywhere in New Zealand. It makes the most sense to fly to Christchurch in order to facilitate a ‘drive and explore’ of the east coast, namely Kaikoura and Akaroa (Banks Peninsula).
  2. Fly to Wellington and get an onward flight to Blenheim where we can pick you up. This is the fastest method.
  3. Fly to Wellington and take the ferry which arrives right next to your hotel in Picton.
  4. Fly to Christchurch and catch the Coastal Pacific train to Picton, a train journey that’s touted as being one of the greatest train journeys in the world. From the train station, it’s a short 3 to 4-minute walk to your hotel. Highly recommended.
  5. Get an onward flight to Nelson from all the major centres, where it is possible to get a private transfer. This is one of the best transport options for the Abel Tasman walk. If you do the Abel Tasman walk with us we will handle all the transfers on both trips to and from the tracks to Nelson or close by.

WEATHER

December through February is usually warm to hot with excellent swimming weather. But as mentioned please book well in advance for January and February due to the summer school holidays. March through May and September to November are usually cooler, with long sunny days, perfect for walking.

See the New Zealand Meteorological Service for information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants. You can get in touch with us via our contact form or email us at info@Stroll.com

MAP

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    Details
  • 1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 1045

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 350

    No availability Jan-Mar.

  • 1 Jan 2025 - 31 Dec 2025
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 1075

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 355

sections

Overview

The Queen Charlotte Track is one of New Zealand's best coastal walks, with stunning views over Queen Charlotte Sound and Kenepura Sound.  Hike under the gorgeous native forest canopy, soaking up the scenic outlooks.

The Marlborough area has a well-deserved gourmet reputation, and quality accommodations, both of which make for a fabulous and memorable supported walking experience. The accommodations on the track are located right on the water so even when you're relaxing in the evening you feel as though you are still on the walk.  And if you love wine, why not add a day at the end of the walk to explore the wineries?

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Explore where Captain Cook landed, and the Cook memorial
  • Experience the magic of walking through thick native forest and lush coastal vegetation
  • Wander by the ponga ferns in deep gullies
  • Enjoy the sound of the forest and surrounds of the spectacular Furneaux Lodge
  • Eatwell lookout, with 360 degree views over Endeavour Inlet and the Bay of Many Covers
  • Stay in very comfortable water-side accommodation where you never leave the track
Itinerary
What’s Included
  • Full access to the Queen Charlotte track in superb comfort.
  • 4 nights accommodation, in beautiful lodge accommodations on the track
  • Walk the track from Ship Cove to Torea Bay, all transfers on and off the track
  • A la carte meals including 2-course dinners when on the track
  • 4 breakfasts, 3 walkers lunches
  • Comprehensive Stroll track notes
Accommodation & Dining

The highlight of the Queen Charlotte walk is staying and eating in accommodations on the water right on the track itself. All of the accommodations are of high quality but are enhanced by their position right on the Sound. It is the luxury of first-world living at its best that makes this trip as popular as it is. You’ll be warmly welcomed by all of our hosts who are ready to assist in any way they can.

General Info

AVAILABILITY

This trip is available all year round. We do however suggest trying to avoid January and February when the area gets very crowded with holidaymakers. There is a surcharge at this time and the walking temperature is slightly warmer, however, it’s New Zealand so there’s no need to worry unless you are really susceptible to heat.  Spring (September to December) and autumn (March to May) are excellent times to walk from a temperature perspective.

WALKING

This track is undulating, well-graded and without much incline or decline. Walks average about 17 km a day and have some elevation please check itinerary days. There’s always time to walk and explore further if you’re up to it. There’s also time to relax and enjoy all of the lodges and hotels’ gorgeous surroundings on the Sound.

GETTING THERE AND AWAY

There are many ways to get to and from the track. If you have the time it might suit you best to mix the methods of travel in order to facilitate the best experience.

  1. By car, you can drive to Picton from anywhere in New Zealand. It makes the most sense to fly to Christchurch in order to facilitate a ‘drive and explore’ of the east coast, namely Kaikoura and Akaroa (Banks Peninsula).
  2. Fly to Wellington and get an onward flight to Blenheim where we can pick you up. This is the fastest method.
  3. Fly to Wellington and take the ferry which arrives right next to your hotel in Picton.
  4. Fly to Christchurch and catch the Coastal Pacific train to Picton, a train journey that’s touted as being one of the greatest train journeys in the world. From the train station, it’s a short 3 to 4-minute walk to your hotel. Highly recommended.
  5. Get an onward flight to Nelson from all the major centres, where it is possible to get a private transfer. This is one of the best transport options for the Abel Tasman walk. If you do the Abel Tasman walk with us we will handle all the transfers on both trips to and from the tracks to Nelson or close by.

WEATHER

December through February is usually warm to hot with excellent swimming weather. But as mentioned please book well in advance for January and February due to the summer school holidays. March through May and September to November are usually cooler, with long sunny days, perfect for walking.

See the New Zealand Meteorological Service for information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants. You can get in touch with us via our contact form or email us at info@Stroll.com

Map
Departure Dates
  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • Date
    1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 1045
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 350
    DETAILS

    No availability Jan-Mar.

  • Date
    1 Jan 2025 - 31 Dec 2025
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 1075
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 355
    DETAILS

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