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Track Conditions

Walking


The Queen Charlotte Track is a long track, not a steep track. This means that the distances walked each day (particularly on day 3 and 4), are challenging. The terrain is regarded as undulating with hills ranging from sea level to a maximum of 400metres.

The track is 71km (approx 45 miles) long and varies from 1 to 1.5m in width. The surface is being mainly clay soil is hard and firm in dry conditions but can often be slippery when wet.

There are areas where there are tree roots, loose rocks, steps, surface slips or fallen trees so wearing good footwear and taking care while on the track is essential.

As weather in the area can be changeable it is advisable that you carry sun protection and wet weather gear at all times. Temperatures can range from 15 - 33°C (59 - 86°F) during summer and between 2 - 20°C (35 - 68°F) in winter.

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Biking


The track is 71km (approx 45 miles) long and varies from 1 to 1.5m in width. The surface is being mainly clay soil is hard and firm in dry conditions but can often be slippery when wet.

While the track is not a "steep" track (the highest point is 406 metres from sea level), there are many short sharp ascents and likewise descents which require good riding skill.

The track ranges from 1 metre to 1.5 metres wide and is predominantly clay based which means that it is hard and fast when dry but very slippery and almost unrideable when wet. The surface does have areas with rocky loose material, tree roots, steps and some bluffs so care is required at all times.

As weather in the area can be changeable it is advisable that you carry sun protection and wet weather gear at all times. Temperatures can range from 15 - 33°C (59 - 86°F) during summer and between 2 - 20°C (35 - 68°F) in winter.

Please contact any one of the Activity Operators for more information.

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