Sample the Marlborough Sounds
& the Queen Charlotte Track

Sit back and relax as Cougar Line cruises the idyllic Queen Charlotte Sound. These short trips are ideal if you have limited time and are waiting for an afternoon ferry. We will pick you up and drop you back at the ferry terminal wharf.

So just check your luggage in at the terminal and then step on board for a taste of the Marlborough Sounds that can never be seen by road or on a Cook Strait crossing.

Walk & Bike Cruise Options

Cruise & Walk

Walking the whole track is a popular challenge however, for those with limited time, Cougar Line offers a range of options to capture the natural and historic world of the Queen Charlotte Track, for those with limited time, in one just day.

Select a walk, and cruise the rest with Cougar Line. From one hour to eight hour walks, there are walks designed to suit all fitness levels and ages.

Cruise & Bike

The Queen Charlotte Track, the longest dual purpose track in New Zealand and, is regarded by many bikers as the best track ride in New Zealand. The track is suitable for mountain bikers of all levels.

Normally ridden in two to fours days, Cougar Line now offers an ideal option for those short on time while still being able to enjoy the freedom of riding a part of the Queen Charlotte Track.

Contact Cougar Line

For more details and information contact our friendly staff at the Cougar Line office
direct dial: +64 3 573 7925
freephone: 0800 504 090 (NZ only)

Land Track Access Fee

The Queen Charlotte Track is a unique partnership between the Department of Conversation, Marlborough District council and private land owners.

As of 1 July 2010, a Queen Charlotte Track Land Cooperative (Q.C.T.L.C) ticket is required for all Q.C.T.L.C private land only between Kenepuru Saddle and Anakiwa. The fee contributes to track maintenance, enhancement and access.

Ticket Fees:

  •  $18 for a 4 Day or Multi Day Pass
  • $10 for a 1 Day Pass
  • $25 for a Season Pass
  • School children free

click here for full details

Queen Charlotte Track Land Access Fee
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Cougar Line

Marlborough Sounds premier water transport company, has over 21 years experience transporting people and goods to and from the Queen Charlotte track, resorts and private homes along the Marlborough Sounds. You can trust Cougar Line to ensure your Marlborough Sounds experience goes to plan.

Cougar Line, The Waterfront

PO Box 238, Picton, New Zealand
Freephone: 0800 50 40 90 (within NZ only)
Phone: + 64 3 573 7925
Fax: + 64 3 573 7926