Guided Walking or Biking Tours Queen Charlotte Track

This full day guided walk is an excellent outing into the Marlborough Sounds. For those that want the added value of having everything provided as well as the chance to learn about the history and wildlife of the Marlborough Sounds with one of our passionate and knowledgeable local guides.

Transfers from the Lodge to Picton where you will board a water taxi, journeying from Picton to Ship Cove past salmon farms and sea birds on a beautiful voyage (approx. one hour). This fascinating and remote historic and scenic reserve was visited by Captain Cook several times in the 18th Century as well as being a significant historical site of early Maori occupation.

Your guided walk along the Queen Charlotte Track begins at Ship Cove and ends at Endeavour Inlet. Bush is mainly a mixture of stunning podocarp and beech forest with punga ferns and other New Zealand native foliage. This area is regarded as the premier section of the Queen Charlotte Track.

Many beautiful views are to be had across the Queen Charlotte Sound. Your informative local guide will provide details about the European and Maori history of the area as well as provide detailed information on the native birds and plants you encounter along the way.

We will supply a freshly packed lunch and you can enjoy a cup of plunger coffee or tea along the trail while taking in the views of the beautiful Marlborough Sounds.

A similar mountain bike tour can also be arranged which will take in a larger portion of the Queen Charlotte Track. 

Bookings prior to your arrival at the Lodge are essential so please contact us so that we can provide you further details full costings and make arrangements for either a walking or biking tour [email protected]

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Kerstin - Sweden

I would like to stay longer. Excellent location!


We had a great time here at The Marlborough Lodge.