Eatwell's Lookout, Queen Charlotte Track, Marlborough New Zealand
  • Walk

    Guided & unguided

  • Bike

    70km single-track

  • Stay

    Lodges, B&B's, campsites

  • Views

    The Marlborough Sounds


Queen Charlotte Track

The iconic Queen Charlotte Track, stretching from Ship Cove to Anakiwa, is also a journey from past to present, via panoramic ocean views, thriving native bush and encounters with the likes of weka, fantail, wood pigeon and even seals.

The 70km Queen Charlotte Track's offers a rich history, incredible scenery and the freedom to walkor mountain bike without heavy gear with a network of water taxis available to transfer you to and from the track, and transfer your gear to your accommodation each night.

A full range of accommodation options are available, including luxury water's edge resorts, lodges, holiday houses, backpackers and campsites.

The track is relatively easy walking, taking 3 to 5 days, and is a fantastic mountain bike ride, over 2 to 3 days. If time doesn't allow you to complete the full track, take a water taxi out and complete just a section or two.

Walk Mistletoe Bay to Anakiwa

It’s a lovely final day to Anakiwa, beginning with old bridle paths along the edge of the hills.

The track descends to the Department of Conservation campsite at Davies Bay, from where there’s an easy hour’s walk left, through mature beech forest to Anakiwa.

If you’ve organised a boat or bus pick up, they will meet you here.

As parts of this section cross over private land, you'll need to purchase a Track Pass from the Picton, Blenheim or Havelock i-SITE Visitor Information Centres beforehand.


4 hr, 12.5 km

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