Change your life in 70 metres, by visiting the iconic Queen Charlotte Track in New Zealand. Stretching from Ship Cove in the North, and Anakiwa in the South, this is a trip where you will travel from the past, to the present, with an open heart towards the future. The incredible scenery will take you by surprise and leave you speechless. The views of the ocean and the lively green forestry is the perfect example of the sublimity of nature. Also, you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled in order to steal a glance of the adorable flightless weka, the sprightly fantail, the pretty little wood pigeon, and even seals swimming along in the ocean.

The Queen Charlotte Track is a classic walk to do in New Zealand, and is also recognised as one of the country’s best single track mountain bike rides. It look 21st place on the Ngā Haerenga New Zealand Cycle Trail in March 2013. Tackle this trek over a few days without having to carry your life in your knapsack. There is a wonderfully accessible network of water taxis that can transport you to and from the track. Usually the track is completed within 5 to 5 days on foot, depending on how long you would like to spend walking each day. If you are cycling along the track, this usually takes 2 to 3 days.

There are so many ways to enjoy this location. From kayaking to driving, to checking out nearby tracks, and indulging in the most beautiful resorts imaginable, there is a lot to scope out. Our team at Onlyluxe offer over a dozen packages that incorporate the wonderful Queen Charlotte Track. Please read on to check out our top ten most popular!

 

10: THE ULTIMATE LUXURY QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK WALK 4D3N (STAY AT BAY OF MANY COVES), PRIVATE GUIDED

Starting off at number 10, we have a 4 day privately guided exploration of the Queen Charlotte Track. Explore a different section of the track each day, walking for 4 to 8 hours at a time. Your luxury tour includes 3 nights accommodation at the Bay of Many Coves 5 Star Resort. Return at the end of the day to your luxurious room with immaculate views of the bay. Rejuvenate yourself, rest, and enjoy a 3-course dinner with wine each night.

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9: THE ULTIMATE LUXURY QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK WALK 4D3N (STAY AT BAY OF MANY COVES), SELF GUIDED

Check out the track your own way with this 4 day self guided exploration. Also including 3 nights at the Bay of Many Coves 5 Star Resort, the main difference is that you can experience the track in your own way, on your own terms. If you would like, you may choose to have a local guide for your first day on the track. The first day is regarded as the premier section of the track, with incredible views of Marlborough Sounds. The local guide will fill you in on the European and Maori connections to the area, interesting information about the flora and fauna you will find along the trail, and can provide other general track advice. You will then be good to go solo for the remaining 3 days. This extra comes at a cost of $250 per person.

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8: QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK 'LODGE TO LODGE' WALK 5D4N, SELF GUIDED

Over 5 glorious days, explore the Queen Charlotte Track independently, and spend 4 nights in 4 different lodges. The Queen Charlotte Track ‘Lodge to Lodge’ Walk is recommended by National Geographic Adventure Magazine. Rest up and relax in the best boutique lodges, recognised for their superior quality and comfort. A 3-course meal with wine is just what the doctor ordered after a long day of walking! Following this, settle down in your private room and recharge for tomorrow’s adventure.

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7: QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK 'LODGE TO LODGE' WALK 5D4N, FULLY GUIDED

In a small group, set out on foot down the Queen Charlotte Track with an expert guide by your side. This 5 day package includes a rest day on day 4 to relax and take in the majesty of nature. Following the ‘Lodge to Lodge’ format, each night is at a different lodge (4.5 star), that will provide you with gorgeous food, wine, and a cloud-like bed in your private room. 

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6: QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK TRIO 3D2N ADVENTURE WALK, CYCLE & KAYAK, SELF GUIDED

Mix it up on the Queen Charlotte Track with one day of walking, one day of cycling, and one day of kayaking. Spend 2 nights in 2 different lodges (4-4.5 star) in the magical Marlborough Sounds, with guaranteed sea views. Each day is self guided, but there is an option to add a walking guide and/or a kayaking guide for an additional cost. Combining the best of New Zealand cycling, walking, and kayaking experiences with dream-like accommodation, The Queen Charlotte Track Trio Adventure is fantastically unique.

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5: QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK 'LODGE TO LODGE' WALK 4D3N, SELF GUIDED

Get ready to explore the Queen Charlotte Track over 4 days, and 3 nights. In a self-guided ‘Lodge to Lodge’ styled program, take in the wonders of the track by day, and stay at a different lodge each night. Experience a variety of luxury in an independent setting. A guide for the first day can be added for an extra charge, to set you on your way.

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4: QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK 'LODGE TO LODGE' WALK 4D3N, FULLY GUIDED

Don’t miss a detail on this 4 day fully guided tour of the Queen Charlotte Track. This is a unique and spectacular walking trip, where you will be surrounded by natural beauty and elegance. Learn about the region’s heritage from your expert guides, as you pass through the lush coastal forest, historic bays, and along dramatic ridges. Enjoy each night at a different lodge (4.5 star). With outstanding service and locations, it will be difficult to pick a favourite! 

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3: THE ULTIMATE LUXURY CLOUDY BAY GOURMET ESCAPE 4D3N (QUEEN CHARLOTTE WALK POST TOUR)

Don’t want the holiday to end? Consider this gorgeous gourmet escape to Cloudy Bay, a perfect post tour to follow your visit to the Queen Charlotte Track. Rest your aching feet with this highly popular escape. Kick off your stay at The Sounds Retreat (5 star) with a 90 minute massage. Enjoy all of the amenities including a soothing hot tub before your 3-course dinner paired with matching wines served in your private cabana. Check out the area with complimentary use of the BMU Mini Cooper Convertible. Drive, walk or even cycle along your favourite areas of the Queen Charlotte Track. Look forward to a behind the scenes experience with a local cheesemaker, and a wine tour you will unlikely be able to forget. 

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2: BEST OF QUEEN CHARLOTTE + ABEL TASMAN 'LODGE TO LODGE' WALK 9D8N, FULLY GUIDED

In this popular package, you can experience the Abel Tasman Coast Track as well as the Queen Charlotte Track over 9 memorable days. Fully guided by local experts, you can enjoy both tracks that are part of New Zealand’s 10 Great Walks in comfort, with more time to relax and take in the beautiful surroundings. Spend each night in a different (4.5-5 star) lodge. This package combines the best of New Zealand walking experiences with exclusive boutique lodges, great food, and knowledgeable field guides. Get ready to fall in love with s coastal paradise, and feel the rest of the world melt away.

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1: QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK LUXURY 'LODGE TO LODGE' WALK 5D4N (STAY AT BAY OF MANY COVES & THE SOUNDS RETREAT), SELF GUIDED

As our most popular Queen Charlotte Track package, this 5 day, 4 night self guided experience includes ‘‘lodge to lodge’ accommodation, including a night each at acclaimed 5 star lodges: the Bay of Many Coves, and The Sounds Retreat. This package is the perfect balance of exploration, and relaxation. Come along to this private escape and enjoy Marlborough Sounds in blissful exclusivity. You won’t know what hit you!

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For a quick and visual rundown of the main differences between the packages noted above, view the table below. We hope that we can help you get the most out of your visit to The Queen Charlotte Track, a location that promises an unforgettable experience. Do you have something different in mind? Contact us via travel@onlyluxe.com.au for a tailor made luxury adventure, perfect for you.

 

 Which Tour Is Suitable For Me?

 

Package Name

Popularity Ranking

Guided OR Self-guided

Classic, Lodge to Lodge OR Ultimate Luxury

Duration

Price (AUD per person, twin share) *

QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK LUXURY 'LODGE TO LODGE' WALK 5D4N (STAY AT BAY OF MANY COVES & THE SOUNDS RETREAT), SELF GUIDED

#1

Self-guided

Ultimate Luxury

5 days

 

 

 

$3,550.00

BEST OF QUEEN CHARLOTTE + ABEL TASMAN 'LODGE TO LODGE' WALK 9D8N, FULLY GUIDED

#2

Guided

Lodge to Lodge

9 days (explores 2 tracks)

$5,800.00

THE ULTIMATE LUXURY CLOUDY BAY GOURMET ESCAPE 4D3N (QUEEN CHARLOTTE WALK POST TOUR)

#3

Self-guided

Ultimate Luxury

 4 days

$3,595.00

QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK 'LODGE TO LODGE' WALK 4D3N, FULLY GUIDED

#4

Guided

Lodge to Lodge

4 days

$2,650.00

QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK 'LODGE TO LODGE' WALK 4D3N, SELF GUIDED

#5

Self-guided

Lodge to Lodge

4 days

$1,580.00

QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK TRIO 3D2N ADVENTURE WALK, CYCLE & KAYAK, SELF GUIDED

#6

Self-guided

Lodge to Lodge

3 days (4 days are required to complete the entire track)

$850.00

QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK 'LODGE TO LODGE' WALK 5D4N, FULLY GUIDED

#7

Guided

Lodge to Lodge

5 days

$2,995.00

QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK 'LODGE TO LODGE' WALK 5D4N, SELF GUIDED

#8

Self-guided

Lodge to Lodge

5 days

$1,900.00

THE ULTIMATE LUXURY QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK WALK 4D3N (STAY AT BAY OF MANY COVES), SELF GUIDED

#9

Self-guided

Ultimate Luxury

4 days

$3,050.00

THE ULTIMATE LUXURY QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK WALK 4D3N (STAY AT BAY OF MANY COVES), PRIVATE GUIDED

#10

Guided

Ultimate Luxury

4 days

$4,250.00

* Price is a guide and subject to price increase without notice. Please refer to the actual price quoted by travel consultant at time of booking.