Ultimate Queen Charlotte Package

Do you want to walk the Queen Charlotte Track but need a few additional elements booked for you too - then this is the package for you - The Ultimate Queen Charlotte package, departing from the stunning Picton harbour!

From NZD 1625.00 pp.


  • Private return shuttle between Blenheim Airport and your Picton accommodation
  • Water transport to and from track (Picton to Ship Cove and Anakiwa to Picton)
  • Transfers to/from your Picton accommodation to the water taxi departure point
  • Information pack including track reference guide
  • Pre trip briefing in Picton
  • Queen Charlotte Track Pass
  • Package available September to May subject to availability and minimum 2 people
  • Luggage transfers (you only carry your day pack)
  • Packed lunch each day on the track
  • 3 nights upgrade double/twin share with private ensuite accommodation and water views in a Endeavour Suite at Furneaux Lodge, Frond/Fern Suite at Punga Cove and Tui Terrace at Portage Resort
  • Free secure storage of any additional luggage whilst you are on the track
  • 2 nights in a centrally located 4 Star Motel in Picton in an Executive King Suite (1 night pre and 1 night post your walk)

What’s not included:

  • Dinner and breakfast whilst in Picton
  • Dinner and breakfast whilst on the Queen Charlotte Track


Prices are valid for trips taken up until May 2025


Itinerary and Queen Charlotte Track Accommodations

Day 1 - Your private shuttle will pick you up from Blenheim airport and drop you off at your pre booked Picton 4 Star Motel accommodation

Day 2 - 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 3 – 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 4 - Punga Cove to Portage/Torea Saddle (Approx. 8 hours/23km)
A challenging but rewarding day on the ridgeline between Punga Cove & Torea Saddle near Portage. Truly grand vistas feature round every corner with views back to Picton and over both the Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds.

Accommodation - Portage Resort 

Portage Resort is a well-established accommodation with a fine restaurant, relaxed cafe & comfortable natural timber chalets. The property is set amongst a rustic landscape of native plants with an abundance of birdlife to be seen as you submerge yourself into the nature. Relax, unwind and switch off from the rest of the world and enjoy being in a remote part of the Sounds.

Day 5 - Torea Saddle (Approx. 7 hours/20.5km)

Farewell Portage Bay and ascend to the ridgeline once again, enjoying stunning views. Open farmland and a grand native bush section to finish is a fitting finale. You will finish your day with a water taxi from Anakiwa to Picton, arriving by late afternoon.  

You will then be dropped back off at your pre booked Picton accommodation

Day 6 - Your private shuttle will pick you up from your Picton accommodation and drop you back off at Blenheim airport

Departure Dates:

Available daily between September and May (subject to accommodation availability at the time of booking)