Bike the Queen Charlotte Track

The 73km Queen Charlotte Track is a spectacular ride for mountain bikers of all levels, with scenery that will take your breath away from start to finish.


From undulating landscapes for novice and mid level riders to challenging climbs and exhilarating descents for the experienced going at pace, the track is broad enough to handle both mountain bikers and walkers with ease.

Because the Queen Charlotte Track is easily accessible from a number of points, bikers can exit or skip sections by catching a ride with us. Cruise with us to the start of the track and bike the whole stretch in 2-3 days, do an overnighter, or book a day trip from Picton with our Bike Day Out.

The choice is entirely yours – just tell us where you want us to drop you off and pick you up and we'll get you there and back again.

If you’re planning to ride the full track, book our Round Trip Track Pass, and you can pedal in freedom each day while we transfer your overnight bags to your next accommodation stop before picking you up at the end of the track for a relaxing boat ride back to Picton.

NZ green map with purple arrow on Marlborough.
See the track map
Mountain bikers stop on a beach on the northern Queen Charlotte Track in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand.
Mountain bikers stop on a beach on the northern Queen Charlotte Track in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand.
Three options to bike along the track to Punga Cove

Bike Day Out

Ride to Punga Cove for fresh stone-baked pizza, drinks, maybe a swim, and the 3.15pm boat ride home. Depending on your time, fitness and ability, choose to begin your ride at Ship Cove/Meretoto, Resolution Bay or Furneaux Lodge.

Bike Day Out

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