Queen Charlotte Three Day Freedom Walk

If time is short and you are unable to complete the whole track but would still like to independently discover some of the track, this three day freedom walk is the one for you and can be arranged staying in either standard or upgrade accommodation.

From NZD 900.00 pp.


Standard Package - $900NZ per person (based on twin share) 

(Room inclusions - Tobias Suite at Furneaux Lodge and Koru at Punga Cove*)

* The standard rooms at Punga Cove (Koru) include a queen bed only, if a twin bedded room is required, you will need to choose the upgrade option. 

Upgrade Package - $970NZ per person (based on twin share) 

(Room inclusions - Endeavour Suite at Furneaux Lodge and Frond/Fern Suite Punga Cove) 

Family Package - $900NZ per adult and $675 per child (aged 5-15 - based on sharing with 2 adults) 

(Room inclusions - Cooks Cottage at Furneaux Lodge and Mamaku Apartment at Punga Cove) 


Prices are valid for trips taken up until May 2025


  • Pre trip briefing in Picton
  • Queen Charlotte Track Pass
  • Packed lunch each day
  • Water transport to and from track.
  • Luggage transfers (you only carry your day pack)
  • Information pack including track reference guide
  • Free secure storage of any additional luggage whilst you are on the track
  • Transfers to/from your Picton accommodation to the water taxi departure point
  • Single room occupancy available on request - supplement applies
  • 2 nights track accommodation as chosen above


Day 1 - Ship Cove to Endeavour Inlet/Furneaux Lodge  (approx. 5½-6 hours hours/16.5km)

You will be picked up from your Picton accommodation and after your pre trip briefing you will catch the water taxi out to the historic Ship Cove where the walk begins. Hike around the scenic bays and coves of the Queen Charlotte Sound to Furneaux Lodge, Endeavour Inlet.

Accommodation - Furneaux Lodge

Built in the early 1900's at the foot of it's namesake Mount Furneaux, and surrounded by acres of New Zealand native forest, Furneaux Lodge is set on 3 acres of the flattest and most picturesque scenery in the Marlborough Sounds which has been unchanged since Captain Cook's first visit to the inlet in the 1770's.  Furneaux Lodge comprises of the original homestead, restaurant, bar and accommodation in a delightfully picturesque setting. 

Day 2 – Furneaux Lodge to Punga Cove, Endeavour Inlet (Approx. 4 hours/12km)

Travel the coast around Endeavour Inlet to Punga Cove through regenerating native bush to the call of bellbirds, fantails and other New Zealand native birds.

Accommodation - Punga Cove 

Experience clear sparkling water, native New Zealand bush and simple tranquillity. Nestled amidst a profusion of punga ferns, Punga Cove’s well-appointed rooms are a welcome respite. The restaurant with its impressive ridge top view across the bay completes a perfect day.

Day 3 – there are 2 options available:

Punga Cove to Torea Saddle/Portage Bay (approx. 8 hours/23km)
It’s a challenging day walking on the ridgeline between Punga Cove & Torea Saddle near Portage. Truly grand vistas abound round every corner – a wonderful reward indeed. You will be collected from Torea Bay late afternoon and return to Picton.

Take the morning water taxi transfer from Punga Cove to Picton
The water taxi will pick you up from Punga Cove around mid morning and you will cruise around the bays, making your way back to Picton, arriving there around 12.30pm/1pm.

Departure Dates:

Available daily between September and May - Subject to availability at the time of booking.