iconWalk-blackCamp Bay to Torea Saddle

distanceIcon Distance: 23 km timeIcon 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.

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QUICK FACTS

Pick up / Drop off Points

Punga Cove, Torea Bay

Accommodation

Punga Cove Resort, Mahana Lodge, Noeline’s Homestay, Bay of Many Coves, Portage Resort Hotel, Debretts Backpackers, Treetops Backpackers

Camping

Camp Bay campsite (DOC), Bay of Many Coves campsite (DOC), Black Rock campsite (DOC), Cowshed Bay campsite (DOC)

Toilets

Camp Bay campsite, Bay of Many Coves campsite, Black Rock campsite, Cowshed Bay campsite

Water

Camp Bay campsite, Bay of Many Coves campsite, Black Rock campsite, Cowshed Bay campsite