13-20km | 2-5 hrs bike | Some steep terrain

Bike Day Out

$105 16 years+
$65 5-15 years
Free 0-4 years
Depart Picton
Oct-Nov: 8am, 10am | Mar-Apr: 8am, 10am | May-Sept: 9am
Arrive Picton
4.30pm approx

Experience the northern Queen Charlotte Track with this fun and scenic mountain bike ride suitable for all levels.

Begin your ride at Ship Cove/Meretoto, Resolution Bay or Furneaux Lodge, and ride to Punga Cove for fresh stone-baked pizza, drinks, maybe a swim, and the 3.15pm boat ride home.

Choose from three starting points to suit your plans and riding level:

  • Ship Cove/Meretoto - Punga Cove, 30km, approx 5 hours (experienced bikers only as a day trip)
  • Resolution Bay -  Punga Cove, 23km, approx 4 hours (recommended for mid-experienced bikers as a day trip)
  • Furneaux Lodge - Punga Cove, 12.7km, approx 2.5 hours (recommended for novice-mid level bikers as a day trip)

Note: The northern section of the Queen Charlotte Track is closed to mountain bikers December-February. The track section from Punga Cove to Anakiwa is open year-round.


NZ green map with purple arrow on Marlborough.
View the track map
Note: please put your start point in the Notes field - Ship Cove/Meretoto, Resolution Bay or Furneaux Lodge