A unique New Zealand journey, where every day creates memories even greater than the views

A unique New Zealand journey, where every day creates memories even greater than the views

A unique New Zealand journey, where every day creates memories even greater than the views

A unique New Zealand journey, where every day creates memories even greater than the views

A unique New Zealand journey, where every day creates memories even greater than the views

A unique New Zealand journey, where every day creates memories even greater than the views

A unique New Zealand journey, where every day creates memories even greater than the views

A unique New Zealand journey, where every day creates memories even greater than the views

A unique New Zealand journey, where every day creates memories even greater than the views

QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK

Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand

Gorgeous coastal views, the stunning Marlborough Sounds, and native bush – the Queen Charlotte Track is utterly unique. Combining the best of New Zealand walking and biking with a seamless network of cruise and pack transfers, resorts and lodges and great food and wine, whether you’re here for one day or five, the Queen Charlotte Track is brilliant every day.

Stretching between the Queen Charlotte and Keneperu Sounds lies the Queen Charlotte Track, unique partnership between the Department of Conservation (DOC), Marlborough District Council and private landowners.

Visitors to the Queen Charlotte Track, renowned for its stunning views and contrasting landscape, historical landmarks and wonderful variety of native bush and wildlife, will find this a unique and spectacular trip through the Marlborough Sounds, as it passes through lush coastal forest, historic bays, and along skyline ridges with unsurpassed views of Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds. This track is as much about a walking/biking holiday as it is an environmental, cultural and lifestyle experience.

Complementing the unique natural features of the track is the variety of accommodation available along the track and the water transport services which allow your luggage to be transferred each day, whether you are walking or biking. Complete Package Providers can arrange everything for you.

Come and experience the breathtaking ridgetop panoramas of Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds and enjoy the company of friendly hosts and superb food and wine. Walking and mountain biking don’t get much better than this!

This Auckland family are walking the South Island Te Araroa - New Zealand's Trail during the school holidays. Here they are having finished the Queen Charlotte Track in Anakiwa this morning. Enjoy the rest of your journey.
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A beautiful day yesterday at Ship Cove in Queen Charlotte Sound. Ship Cove was one of Captain Cook's favourite landing sites, and is the start of the 70km Queen Charlotte Track. You can even visit on scheduled cruises from Picton.

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Walk the Track

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The spectacular walking track, stretching from historic Ship Cove to Anakiwa, passes through lush coastal forest, around coves and inlets, and along skyline ridges offering breathtaking views of the Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds.

Bike the Track

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While the Queen Charlotte Track is regarded as a classic New Zealand walk, it is also regarded as one of New Zealand’s best single track mountain bike rides and became the 21st Great Ride on the Ngā Haerenga New Zealand Cycle Trail in March 2013.

Experience the Track

Track Overview
Conservation Management
Journey to the Track
Wildlife & Vegetation

Walk or bike the real New Zealand, in the heart of the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, where the mountains meet the sea.