Boarding Beachcomber Cruises for the Queen Charlotte Track
The Marlborough Sounds
Overlooking Motuara Island on the Queen Charlotte Track
Keruru, the New Zealand Native Wood Pigeon on the Queen Charlotte Track
Mountain biker on the Queen Charlotte Track
Sea Kayaking in the Marlborough Sounds
Kayaker in Marlborough Sounds
View from the deck at Portage Hotel on the Queen Charlotte Track
3 Day Queen Charlotte Track Hike Bike Kayak Combo
Like the idea of combining all three of the Marlborough Sounds most popular activities - hiking and mountain biking on the Queen Charlotte Track, as well as sea kayaking in Queen Charlotte Sound. Our self-guided 3 Day Hike/Bike/Kayak Combo takes the best sections of the Queen Charlotte Track for hiking and mountain biking; and rolls these together with one day independent kayak rental to provide an affordable, fantastic package to do everything in the Marlborough Sounds.
We will have everything arranged for you as you explore the best of the Marlborough Sounds independently. On a 3 Day Unguided Hike/Bike/Kayak Combo Package, we will organise your accommodation, mountain bike and sea kayak, as well as luggage transfers and Picton drop off/pickups for exploring the New Zealand Queen Charlotte Track. All you need to organise is your meals!
Each night you you have a choice of either camping, backpacker or comfortable ensuite accommodation.
Tour Grading: Medium
No experience necessary.
You need to be reasonably fit and enthusiastic.
Light day pack carried, with luggage transported by water taxi.
Cost per person twin share July 2013-June 2014
Single supplement for ensuite option - NZ$310Child Age 5-12 yearsFor safety reasons, minimum of 2 people required
Daily departures year round subject to accommodation availability - min. two persons
Start: Picton (8am)Finish: Picton (5pm)
NZ$200 deposit per person payable on booking, balance 30 days before travel
Highlights & Inclusions
2 nights standard twin share accommodation (A-Frame at Punga Cove & Courtyard at Portage Hotel)
Water transport to track
Kayaking and safety equipment Paddling jacket
Personal flotation device with whistle
Booties (when cold)
Queen Charlotte Track Pass (QCTLC)
Same as ensuite package but with:-
2 nights backpacker accommodation, or camping (own equipment)
Queen Charlotte Track Hike Bike Kayak Combo Itinerary
Day 1 - Ship Cove to Punga Cove/Camp Bay
(approx. 5 hours/14km)
We collect you from your accommodation in Picton to join the water taxi to Ship Cove where your walk begins. This scenic & historic reserve was a favourite anchorage for Captain Cook during his explorations in the 1770s. Experience virgin beech forest at its best plus stunning views of the Queen Charlotte Sound. Take time to explore the waterfall walk and the Captain Cook memorial and then set off on the track proper. At days end transfer across Endeavour Inlet from Furneaux Lodge Inlet to Punga Cove.
Accommodation - Punga Cove
Nestled amidst the native bush, Punga Cove's well-appointed individual chalets are a welcome respite. The gourmet restaurant with its impressive view caps off a perfect day and is also open for breakfasts overlooking the bay.
Day 2 - Camp Bay/Punga Cove to Torea Saddle/The Portage
(approx. 8 hours/22.5km)
NMountain Bikers are delivered by water taxi this morning for your ride from Camp Bay to Portage Bay. You can opt for either riding along the panoramic but more difficult Queen Charlotte Track ridgeline between Punga Cove & Torea Saddle near Portage. Truly grand vistas abound round every corner - a wonderful reward indeed. Alternatively you can take an easier scenic ride along the Kenepuru Road.
Accommodation - The Portage Resort Hotel
Nestled at the narrowest point between Queen Charlotte & Kenepuru Sounds, The Portage Hotel is a well-established accommodation place with a fine restaurant, relaxed cafe & comfortable, recently upgraded natural timber chalets. Breakfasts are available as well in the restaurant from 7am.
Day 3 - Torea Saddle/The Portage to Anakiwa
Your kayak is delivered to Torea Bay, near Portage this morning for your independent kayak around the picturesque bays and coves of Queen Charlotte Sound concluding at either Ngakuta Bay or Picton.
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