5.5hr walk | 17km | Some steep terrain

Walk Ship Cove/Meretoto - Furneaux Lodge

$90 16 years+
$50 5-15 years
Free under 5 years
Depart Picton
May-Sept: 9am | Oct-Apr: 8am
Arrive Picton
4.30pm approx

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 at 3pm for the boat ride back to Picton.

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