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4 Day Guided Queen Charlotte Track Paddle and Walk

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Image: Queen Charlotte Track, NZ
ANZCRO / 4 Day Guided Queen Charlotte Track Paddle and Walk

4 Day Guided Queen Charlotte Track Paddle and Walk

$1,884

per person

This guided 4 Day Paddle and Walk is wonderful way to experience the best of this remarkable area.

Combine two days of walking on the picturesque Queen Charlotte Track with two days of sea kayaking in the fabulous Marlborough Sounds.

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Tour Inclusions

The following are included in your package tour:

Wholesome, high-quality food, and a glass of wine with your evening meal (other alcohol can be paid for directly to the accommodation house)

Superior twin-share accommodation with sea views (Studio Chalet at Furneaux Lodge, Upgrade Studio Unit at Punga Cove Resort, and Hillside Suite at The Portage Hotel)

Pre-trip information

A personalised eco-tour experience

Cheerful, informative guiding

Transport of luggage each day

Your Queen Charlotte Track Land Co-op Pass

Supply of a light day pack and walking pole while on the trip

Sea kayaking and safety equipment

Important Additional Information

Day prior: Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company will deliver a welcome pack to your pre-walk accommodation which will include details such as: your guide, the names of the rest of the travellers in your group, and pick-up/arrival time at our office for your trip. You do not need to attend a pre-trip briefing the night prior, but Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company do need to know where you are staying to ensure you receive your registration forms and luggage bags. We encourage clients to call into the office and see them the day before departure if you have time. We reserve the right to alter itineraries, timetables, and vessel types. All travel subject to weather and tides which may cause delay/cancellation.

Conditions: Prices are per person, twin/double-share and subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of submission (Jul 18) but are subject to change without notice. Valid for travel 1 Oct 18 to 15 Apr 19. Blackout periods may apply. A non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking. Additional water transport costs, if required, are to be met by you.

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Day 1

Your trip begins with a personalised eco-tour with our guides on board a Cougar Line catamaran. During the morning your guide will share their knowledge of the sea birds and marine mammals as you travel to Motuara Island in the outer Queen Charlotte Sound. Here you may have the opportunity to see the rare South Island Saddleback and South Island Robin who have been re-colonised on this island sanctuary.
From Motuara Island you will cross the sound to be dropped off at Ship Cove, where you will begin your walk on the Queen Charlotte Track. Ship Cove is one of the most historic areas in the sounds as it was one of James Cook’s most popular destinations on his many world travels. The area is surrounded by bountiful virgin bush and the walk to the top of the ridge provides spectacular views.
As you make your way down into Endeavour Inlet, you will spy Furneaux Lodge, your first night’s accommodation. You will stay in twin-share studio suites.
Dinner will be served in the restaurant with a glass of wine.
Approximate walking time: 5-6 hours
Walking distance: 14km
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Day 2

After a leisurely breakfast at Furneaux Lodge, you may like to take a walk up to the waterfall and see the magnificent stands of native bush. Re-join the track as it winds its way around the coastline to the other side of Endeavour Inlet. Prolific birdsong dominates the day as you walk through some regenerating and virgin native bush.
Your accommodation this evening is at Punga Cove Resort in twin-share chalets.
Dinner is served in the restaurant with a glass of wine.
Approximate walking time: 4 hours
Walking distance: 12.5km
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Day 3

A water taxi will collect you from your accommodation and transport you to Torea Bay, a 30-minute boat ride back towards Picton. A bus will collect you for transfer over the hill to the Portage Resort Hotel foreshore. Here you will meet your guide (depending on numbers, you may have a different walk guide to sea kayak guide).
Our sea kayaks are large and easy to paddle. Ideally you will be travelling in double kayaks, so you can take turns to enjoy the view as you glide past! After a safety briefing and familiarisation with your sea kayak, you will paddle from the foreshore and spend the day exploring the many bays, coves and inlets of the Keneperu Sound. The bush-clad shorelines of the sounds create a wonderful paddling environment. Your guide will enjoy sharing their knowledge of the flora and fauna of the area.
At the end of the day you will paddle back to Portage Resort Hotel. Here you will be able to catch up with the rest of your group who may have been walking from Punga Cove to Portage Resort Hotel.
Accommodation is in twin-share suites.
Dinner is served in the restaurant with a glass of wine.
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Day 4

Your final day of fun and relaxation in the Marlborough Sounds.
By now you will be feeling confident and comfortable in your sea kayak and ready for another day of tranquil paddling. Paddling out of Torea Bay the day will be spent exploring the Grove Arm, a particularly beautiful part of the Queen Charlotte Sound. You will paddle back to Picton, arriving at around 4.30pm, where you will meet up with the rest of your group.
Enjoy a final farewell get-together at our base, enjoying a relaxing drink while you reminisce over the magic of the last four days.

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