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About | Katabatic Charters

Experience the Queen Charlotte Track and Marlborough Sounds with Grant Orchard of Katabatic. Specialising in tailor-made cruising, sightseeing, fishing and overnight charters.

This Picton based boat and skipper specialises in tailor-made water transport and accommodation options for 4 to 8 people.


Grant Orchard

  • Accommodation with all domestic facilities.
  • Bike rack for MTB’s.
  • Payments include ANZ fast pay
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Walk the Track

You can walk the track in 3-5 days, set your own pace.
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Bike The Track

The Charlotte Track is one of New Zealand's Great Rides with 72km of continuous single track.
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Activities & Packages

Walk, kayak, bike, cruise or enjoy a guided eco tour, take your pick.
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Enjoy all the Queen Charlotte Track has to offer

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