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Natural Encounters Walks

11 Hampden Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 21 268 8879
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7 walks in area, from Easy to Hard, from couple hours to 70 km., enjoy

Great area for hikers, backpackers, pick up a free directory from Information, or from local... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Pepperjackm
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A fantastic QC experience

Did the 4 day unguided all-inclusive package with 6 ladies - both family and friends. The... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
Zoe B
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Natural Encounters Walks, have been providing walking holiday packages of the Queen Charlotte Track for many years. A uniquely different multi day walk, with a wide range of accommodation options and daily luggage transfers combined with restaurants or bar meals plus having your overnight luggage waiting for you when you arrive each day makes this walk perfect for a holiday in comfort. We are locally based in Picton, New Zealand and have a huge amount of knowledge in creating the perfect walking holiday for our guests. Our walk packages on the Queen Charlotte Track have been designed to create the maximum walking holiday in style making your experience as enjoyable as possible.
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11 Hampden Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Great area for hikers, backpackers, pick up a free directory from Information, or from local guides, they range from Stroll along the harbor from Shelly beach to Bob's bay beach o 7o km. trip on Queen Charlotts track. Enjoy

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Did the 4 day unguided all-inclusive package with 6 ladies - both family and friends. The experience was amazing, food and accommodation were of a super high standard - 3 course dinners that felt like fine-dining, packed lunches that were tasty and breakfasts to prepare...More

Thank Zoe B
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Greg arranged the trip from Picton back to Picton . The walk is done in 4 days with 3 nights spen at lodges alon the route. We had the upgrade packages for the lodges and the6 were just ....great . Nice food and accommodation mixes...More

Thank Roly40
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Greg at Natural Encounters made the whole trip so easy - everything was organised for us - all we had to do was walk and enjoy the stunning scenery.We did the unguided 5 day walk and though we found some of the climbs a challenge,...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

We have just completed our second walk on the Queen Charlotte Track with Natural Encounters, and if we have the opportunity to walk the track again, we will definitely book once more with this company. If you are reading this, you have probably read many...More

Thank SusanMH5656
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We did the unguided walk from Ship Cove to Anakiwa in five days with a day off after the long and challenging walk from Punga Cove to Portage. What a fantastic walk. It certainly takes some effort, but every step is fully rewarded. We’re a...More

Thank ge0ffl62
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Fantastic four day walking trip of QCT. Organisation was easy and all worked fine. Furneaux and Punga Cove lodges were excellent. Portage Hotel bit tired. Definitely worth using these guys to make life easy

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Highly recommended 4 day hike. Absolutely stunning scenery, great accommodation and every necessity catered for in the package. Greg is an attentive host and the organisation throughout was faultless. Do visit their website and believe! Bill and Lindsay Hughes, Wales UK.

Thank Bill and Lin H
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

We booked the upgraded unguided 5 day walk of the Queen Charlotte Track through Natural Encounters. What an amazing experience. Greg was fantastic and the accommodation and food were amazing. We had fabulous hosts at No Road Inn (Barb and Gary), Mahana Lodge (Leanne and...More

Thank Kitty B
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

I wanted to experience hiking Queen Charlotte track on my own to celebrate a dauntingly large birthday. I discovered Natural Encounters and Greg organised the whole five days for me with very detailed notes for the walk, fabulously luxurious accommodation and my bags would be...More

Thank Joy W
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