Camp Bay to Torea Saddle
Distance: 23 km Approx Time: 8 hrs (3 hr to campsite at Bay of Many Coves)
The track passes through private land in this section. Make sure you have your QCTLC Pass - click here for more information »
This is the longest and most arduous section of the journey, however, from the top of the ridge you will be well rewarded with magnificent panoramas of the Sounds.
Climb out of Camp Bay to Kenepuru Saddle and follow the ridge separating Queen Charlotte Sound from Kenepuru Sound. Above Bay of Many Coves and Kumutoto Bay are two DOC campsites, Bay of Many Coves and Black Rock, each with water, toilets and a cooking shelter. Eventually the track descends to Torea Saddle between Portage and Torea Bay. There is a DOC campsite at Cowshed Bay and private accommodation in Portage Bay.
Pick up / Drop off Points
Punga Cove Resort, Mahana Lodge, Bay of Many Coves, Ngahere Hou, The Portage, Treetops Backpackers