Journey to the Track

Journey to the Track

Getting to the Queen Charlotte Track

You can choose from a water taxi, launch or yacht, or road transport to get to the Queen Charlotte Track.

For most people the Queen Charlotte Track experience begins on leaving Picton bound for Ship Cove with sea access also available at Resolution Bay, Endeavour Inlet, Camp Bay, Torea Bay/Portage Bay, Mistletoe Bay / Te Mahia Bay and Anakiwa.

Daily water transport services or charter trips offer transport to and from these points. On the way you will see many of the coves, inlets and valleys which make up the walkway, providing a feast for the eyes and a taste of what is to come. If you are doing a multi-day walk or bike you can arrange for your water taxi company to transfer your pack so you only need to carry a day pack.

Endeavour Inlet, Resolution Bay and Meretoto/Ship Cove can only be accessed by sea. Many short walks can be enjoyed from these places.

Road access is possible at Anakiwa, Te Mahia Saddle, Mistletoe Bay, Torea Saddle and Bay and Kenepuru Saddle. There is limited and unsecured parking in these areas.

On-demand shuttle bus services link Anakiwa with Picton.

Further information is available from the Picton i-SITE, transport or accommodation operators.

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.