Queen Charlotte Track
Walking the Track
The Queen Charlotte track is 73km long & starts at Ship Cove/Meretoto & finishes at Anakiwa. Most people walk & bike the track only in the one direction. It takes 3 nights, 4 days, at the least to walk.
A moderate level of fitness is required although the first section from Ship Cove to Punga Cove side is the easiest & most leisurely. Quite a few people complete the two days walk only & makes a great alternative to walking whole track.
Possible itinerary: Day 1 could be walk to Tawa Cove, stay the night in your cosy cabin, the following morning set out for your walk to the Punga/Camp Bay side (4.5 hours). Perhaps have a stop at Furneaux Lodge for brunch, (1 hour from Tawa Cove along the track). Either stay on the Punga/Camp Bay side, (we recommend Endeavour Heights Homestay), or arrange the water taxi pick up for return to Picton, (around 3pm)
You can also stay 2 nights at Tawa, & enjoy Ship Cove to Punga section of the track.
Day 1 ; Water taxi to Ship Cove, walk to Tawa Cove. (4.5hrs)
Day 2 : in the morning we can drop you at Punga/Camp Bay side for a return walk to Tawa for night 2. *
Day 3: Morning pick up from your arranged water taxi company from our jetty, back to Picton.
*(Please note we only provide a transfer in Endeavour Inlet vicinity & only for stays of 2 nights or more. Transfers through ourselves are subject to availability & need to be discussed/arranged with us prior to booking)
The best part is you do not need to carry your bags! Both water taxi companies, Beachcomber & Cougarline, will tag your bags & deliver them to us after dropping you off at Ship Cove. Your bags will be waiting in your room for when you arrive. All you need is your day pack!
There is a array of information online for the track & the following website below;