The 73km Queen Charlotte Track begins at beautiful and historic Ship Cove/Meretoto, accessible by boat from Picton.

From the cove, the track climbs into ancient beech forest, revealing spectacular views across Queen Charlotte Sound/Tōtaranui, before descending to the fern-fringed bays of Endeavour Inlet.

Here the track passes through Furneaux Lodge where many walkers either spend their first night or stay for lunch or a break. The coastal route beyond the lodge winds around the inlet, over a swing bridge and through lush bush-clad gullies to Punga Cove, a popular second nights' stay.

After Punga Cove, a series of high ridgetops reveal breathtaking views across Kenepuru Sound, before descending into beautiful calm bays and tranquil beaches. The track meanders through bush and clearings, providing views over Queen Charlotte Sound/Tōtaranui and Grove Arm, before ending at Anakiwa where we'll pick you up for the short boat ride back to Picton.

Choose any walking distance to suit you and your timeframe. Do a short distance, skip a section or do the whole experience – we’ll take you to any entry point or accommodation along the way, and we’ll transfer your luggage as well.

2 day walk/1-2 night stay

Walk the Northern Queen Charlotte Track - Ship Cove/Meretoto to Punga Cove -