Although the Queen Charlotte Track can be walked
from either end, the recommended
start is at Ship Cove.
Ship Cove is an Historic Reserve. There
is no accommodation and camping is not permitted.
No public telephone is available and cell
phone coverage is extremely poor, therefore
walkers requiring transport from Ship Cove
will need to have definite and confirmed boat
walkers starting from the Anakiwa end of the
Queen Charlotte Track will usually have to
carry their own packs. Boat operators who
provide regular pack transfers normally provide
this service for passengers walking from the
Ship Cove end of the Track only. Alternative
arrangements are usually available for larger