Queen Charlotte Track
Queen Charlotte Track
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  • BubsandCo
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom208 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super four day walk
    A well prepared straight forward walk over four days. Great costal scenery while wallking almost entirely through native bush. We were well supported by Wilderness Guides based in Picton
    Visited April 2023
    Written 11 July 2023
  • Sharon D
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Queen Charlotte Track 4 day Guided Tour
    Wow ….. just ….. Wow!! From start to finish the Queen Charlotte Track guided walk was just awesome! Fantastic, breathtaking scenery all along the track, accompanied by a great group of walkers, fabulous food and drink, outstanding accommodation (Furneaux Lodge was by far the best!) and definitely not forgetting to mention Jake, our guide. Jake’s enthusiasm was infectious. Throughout the 4 days he was exceptional - any questions asked were answered promptly in full detail with the addition of descriptive interesting facts or information, stories and often humour. Jake’s engagement / relationship with each member of the walking party was professional, yet thoughtful and caring. Jake was an outstanding guide who encouraged everyone to keep going each day, especially when the paths were a little ‘challenging’ !! Gary and I would not hesitate to recommend Wilderness Guides - we have made so many unforgettable memories on the Queen Charlotte Track and hope to come back one day to do it all again !!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 February 2024
  • Trav341
    Toowoomba, Australia113 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Queen Charlotte Track - do it if you can!
    It's a lovely walk following a ridge line, mostly through forest with regular views of the Sounds. I'd strongly recommend Tuatara Tours if you want a guided walk. They are helpful, experienced and efficient. Our guide Marcus was excellent, well informed and skilled at managing the varied group interests. At 78 years of age I was the oldest and slowest but reasonably well prepared & fit with years of walking and exercise and I never felt outside my comfort zone. The accommodation and food was excellent and the group members delightful company. The track terrain is not particularly challenging but a couple of the days are long (25 & 21 kms approx).
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 April 2024
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Philadelphia530 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We did a day trip consisting of a water taxi from Picton to the start of the Queen Charlotte Track, a hike as far as the Furneaux Lodge, and water taxi back. Our guide, Jamie, was an excellent companion and very informative about the history, flora and fauna of the region. The walk is lovely and would be nice in any weather, but we were lucky enough to have a rainbow following us around. The scenery is just splendid and the hike is invigorating and just enough for a day.
Written 16 April 2024
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Trav341
Toowoomba, Australia113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
It's a lovely walk following a ridge line, mostly through forest with regular views of the Sounds. I'd strongly recommend Tuatara Tours if you want a guided walk. They are helpful, experienced and efficient. Our guide Marcus was excellent, well informed and skilled at managing the varied group interests. At 78 years of age I was the oldest and slowest but reasonably well prepared & fit with years of walking and exercise and I never felt outside my comfort zone. The accommodation and food was excellent and the group members delightful company. The track terrain is not particularly challenging but a couple of the days are long (25 & 21 kms approx).
Written 1 April 2024
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Sharon D
Medstead, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Wow ….. just ….. Wow!!
From start to finish the Queen Charlotte Track guided walk was just awesome!
Fantastic, breathtaking scenery all along the track, accompanied by a great group of walkers, fabulous food and drink, outstanding accommodation (Furneaux Lodge was by far the best!) and definitely not forgetting to mention Jake, our guide.
Jake’s enthusiasm was infectious. Throughout the 4 days he was exceptional - any questions asked were answered promptly in full detail with the addition of descriptive interesting facts or information, stories and often humour.

Jake’s engagement / relationship with each member of the walking party was professional, yet thoughtful and caring.
Jake was an outstanding guide who encouraged everyone to keep going each day, especially when the paths were a little ‘challenging’ !!
Gary and I would not hesitate to recommend Wilderness Guides - we have made so many unforgettable memories on the Queen Charlotte Track and hope to come back one day to do it all again !!
Written 20 February 2024
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BubsandCo
Edinburgh, UK208 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
A well prepared straight forward walk over four days. Great costal scenery while wallking almost entirely through native bush. We were well supported by Wilderness Guides based in Picton
Written 11 July 2023
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Tony Roam
Tauranga, New Zealand14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Went with Trail Explorers, unguided 4 day 3 night option.
Not a critism, but we are morning people and starting 3 days after 10am was a bit of a drag, but ferries and juggling timetables prevail.
First day, Ship Cove to Furneaux Lodge; the track was quite uneven and the weather had messed it up, so spent a lot of time watching the footing as opposed to the views, but still got some pics.
Furneaux Lodge; good spot, good restaurant, good nights sleep and breakfast.
Second day; ferry to Punga Cove; walk back to Furneaux Lodge- no beds at Punga when booking; nice short walk.
Day 3 ; big day, late start due to catching ferry from Furneaux to Punga Cove, but after the initail climb to the ridge a pleasant enough hike, weather not great afternoon onwards, the Portage a welcome site to wet trampers. Good beds and restaurant here as well.
Day 4; To ensure the ferry at 3-30pm, off earlyish, 7-20am, and a long climb to the ridge above Torea Bay, but then an undulating hike across the ridge tops until you drop down to Anakiwa. Made good time and had time for a chat with fellow hikers as they came in.
We saw lots of Piwakwaka, some Korimako and Tui and were lucky enough to hear Kiwi in the dusk on the 3rd night walking into The Portage.
Would say I could have been fitter, the start of day 3 & 4 needed better legs and would advise good walking boots, day one's track was rounded stones and mud in several places, quite slippery.
Trail Explorers were very good to work with organising and keeping us up to date, especially on the weather prospects.
Lunches were provided, Day 2,3,4- day one you brought your own before catching the ferry, Day 2 & 3 were a bit small for adults I thought and day 4 was just right, thanks to Portage staff.
Written 24 April 2023
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NorthStar52679792441
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
We used Wilderness Guides and were super-impressed. The bookings and e-comms were clear and comprehensive, and the arrangements within Picton were seamless. The pre-trip briefing was helpful, and all the transport ontime, and staffed by people who were clearly happy in their jobs. The food was very good throughout all venues. When a need arose for emergency support for some people we were on the track with, Wilderness Guides provided terrific support and service to the couple needing help, and others of us who needed to be reconnected with our friends and belongings. I'd recommend Wilderness Guides for the Queen Charlotte Walk without any hesitation.
Written 26 March 2023
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Ray Webb
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
A four day tramp which continually provided outstanding views of Queen Charlotte Sound and Kenerupu Sound - which ever way you looked the vista was amazing
Written 22 March 2023
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Ali C
Hamilton, New Zealand64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Thoroughly enjoyed our 4 day walk of the QCT. It was pretty tough on day 3 Punga Cover to Portage so a reasonable fitness is needed but you will not be disppointed with the views. Highly recommend making the effort to go up to Eatwells Lookout. A bit of a climb but you will be rewarded with a fantastic view (as long as its not clouded in!) Get your gear transferred by the water taxis and just take a day pack. Makes the walk so much easier.
Written 12 March 2023
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Cathy
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
We used Wilderness Guides to book our walk from Ship Cove to Anikiwa. Well organized, great workout!
Written 9 March 2023
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ReggieLombard
Dubai, United Arab Emirates260 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
I booked a half day bike rental and headed via the link track from Picton . I cycle a lot but not any mountain biking . Found the off road biking a bit challenging for me . Tree roots , stones , mud , road falling away , sharp turns - probably a dram if you a an off roader but not for me . Spent half the time pushing the bike as too scared to stay on 😀😀😀😂😂😂
Written 7 March 2023
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