Queen Charlotte Track - 5 Day Upgrade Independent Walk - Furneaux Lodge, Punga Cove & Lochmara Lodge

Queen Charlotte Track - 5 Day Upgrade Independent Walk - Furneaux Lodge, Punga Cove & Lochmara Lodge
From NZD $1,295.00
  • Duration: 5 Days (approx.)
  • Product code: QCT5DUpIndepFPL
  • Day 0 - A pre-tour briefing is conducted the day prior in Picton at 5pm.

    Day 1 - Ship Cove to Furneaux Lodge, Endeavour Inlet

    (Approx. 5 hours/14km)

    After collection from your Picton accommodation, catch the
    water taxi for your trip to Ship Cove where the walk begins. Hike around the
    scenic bays and coves of the Queen Charlotte Sound to Furneaux Lodge, Endeavour
    Inlet. Furneaux Lodge comprises an original 1906 homestead with a popular
    restaurant/bar and offers both fully self-contained chalets and upmarket studio
    units in a delightfully picturesque setting.

    Day 2 – Furneaux Lodge to Punga Cove, Endeavour

    (Approx. 4 hours/12km)

    Travel the coast around Endeavour Inlet to Punga Cove
    through regenerating native bush to the call of bellbirds, fantails and other
    New Zealand native birds. Nestled amidst a profusion of punga ferns, Punga
    Cove’s well-appointed standard and upgrade units are a welcome respite. The
    restaurant with its impressive ridge top view across the bay completes a
    perfect day.

    Day 3 - Punga Cove to Torea Bay/Lochmara Lodge

    (Approx. 8 hours/22.5km)
    A challenging but rewarding day on the ridgeline between Punga Cove & Torea
    Saddle near Portage. Truly grand vistas feature round every corner with views
    back to Picton and over both the Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds. At
    the end of today's walk catch the waiting water taxi to your night's
    accommodation at Lochmara Lodge 

    Day 4 – Rest day at Lochmara Lodge

    Today is your chance to rejuvenate and relax. We can arrange
    guided sea kayaking tours for those interested. Lunch is not included today unless
    on an organised tour that has been pre-arranged.

    Day 5 - Lochmara Lodge to Anakiwa

    (Approx. 6 hours/20km)

    Farewell Lochmara Lodge and ascend to the ridgeline once
    again, enjoying stunning views. Open farmland and a grand native bush section
    to finish is a fitting finale. Today you return to Picton by around 4-4.30pm by
    water taxi from Anakiwa to compete your journey.