What to Bring

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What to Bring

Please ensure you are well prepared. As for any walk in New Zealand, it is recommend that you bring sturdy, broken-in footwear, a warm jersey, a parka and a water bottle. If you are staying overnight on the track it is essential to prebook your accommodation on the track or take a tent. Always make sure you tell someone responsible where you are going and when you expect to return. The ESSENTIAL and OPTIONAL Items lists suggest items that you bring while walking or biking the Queen Charlotte Track.

Essential Items

Optional Items

  • Food and water for track
  • Waterproof raincoat
  • Sturdy footwear for tramping
  • Shorts for walking / biking
  • T shirts for fine weather
  • Fleece jacket or micro fleece top
  • Warm, protective clothing
  • Thermal underwear (cooler month)
  • Warm hat – fleece or woollen (cooler months)
  • Gloves (cooler month)
  • Woollen or thermal socks
  • Sunscreen / Sun protection
  • Insect repellent
  • Water bottle
  • First aid kit
  • Torch & Batteries (winter months)
  • Puncture repair kit (if biking)
  • Swimsuit
  • Spare boots / shoe laces
  • “Second Skin” / plasters for blisters
  • Notepaper
  • Pen
  • Wallet
  • Travel documents
  • Swiss army knife
  • Cooking equipment & utensils (if using campsites)
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bags

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.