5hr walk | 17km | Some steep terrain

Walk Ship Cove/Meretoto - Furneaux Lodge

Furneaux Lodge currently closed
$115 16 years+
$57.50 5-15 years
Free 0-4 years
Depart Picton
May - Sept 9am
Arrive Picton
4.30pm approx

Booking fee of 2.5% applies - includes card, administration and associated costs.

Cruise to Ship Cove/Meretoto to begin your walk in the historic bay where explorer Captain James Cook once anchored his ships.

A gradual climb through stunning native forest rewards you with magnificent views over Queen Charlotte Sound/Tōtaranui and Cook Strait. Passing Resolution Bay, take a break on the seats overlooking Endeavour Inlet before descending to the shoreline and the easy walk into Furneaux Lodge.

If you have time, enjoy a well deserved snack and a drink at the lodge before meeting us at the jetty for the boat ride back to Picton - approx 3pm.

Note: If you're planning to do this walk over winter, due to the length of the section from Ship Cove to Furneaux Lodge, it is recommended only for fit walkers/runners if you wish to catch the same-day Cougar Line pick-up from Furneaux Lodge.

Four people look at the monument to Captain James Cook at Ship Cove/Meretoto in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand.
The Cook monument at Ship Cove/Meretoto
NZ green map with purple arrow on Marlborough.
See the track map