Walk the world-famous Queen Charlotte Track and sea kayak the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. Led by local professional guides, this is a unique and spectacular 4-day walking and kayaking trip through a breathtaking region, as it passes through lush coastal forest, historic bays, and along skyline ridges with breathtaking views of Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds.
Spend 2 exhilarating days hiking the incredible Queen Charlotte Track from Ship Cove to Camp Bay and from there your 2-day exploration by kayak will be begin. The Queen Charlotte Track is a 70km long New Zealand walking track, one of New Zealand's nine Great Walks. This unique coastal track, stretching from historic Ship Cove to Anakiwa, passes through magnificent forest, around coves and inlets, and along dramatic ridges offering breathtaking views of the Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds. Marlborough Sounds is a collection of ancient deep river valleys filled with the waters of the nearby Pacific Ocean. Lush green hills rise steeply from the ocean around a coastline of sheltered inlets and sandy bays. Your efforts will be rewarded with unsurpassed views of both Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds and encounters with native birds such as the inquisitive weka. This highly enjoyable experience is physically demanding at times, it is therefore recommended that it only be undertaken by those with at least a moderate level of fitness.
Each night come to rest at 4 star lodges - Furneaux Lodge, Punga Cove and Lochmara Lodge - all with a restaurant, comfortable accommodation and a superb setting.
Your tour includes 3 nights' iconic accommodation on a twin share basis (single supplement available at additional expenses), small group (12 walkers or fewer) guided walks/kayak tours each day, all meals, water taxi transfers, luggage transfers, and return transfers from/to Picton.
Combining the best of New Zealand walking experiences with iconic lodges, great food and wine, discerning service and the local knowledge of your field guides, the Queen Charlotte Track Classic Walk & Kayak is a thrilling and unique adventure.
2019 Departure Dates:
October: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November: 5, 12, 19, 26
December: 3, 10, 17, 24, 27, 31
2020 Departure Dates:
January: 2, 7, 14, 21, 28
February: 4, 11, 18, 25
March: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
April: 7, 14, 21, 28
Please contact us for May to August Winter departures.
This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points.
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