Picton Cruise and Day Walk from Ship Cove to Furneaux Lodge

Fitness level moderate
Intensity level low
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Highlights & inclusions

Return boat transfers from Picton
15km walk on the Queen Charlotte Track
Visit the historic Ship Cove
Experience native wildlife encounters
5 hour walk from Ship Cove to Furneaux Lodge
Guided commentary onboard the cruise

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Sun, May 26, 2024

What you can expect

Embark on an unforgettable day out from Picton with the Queen Charlotte Track Day Walk and Cruise offered by Beachcomber Cruises. This full day experience allows you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Marlborough Sounds while exploring New Zealand's Queen Charlotte Track. Enjoy a boat transfer from Picton to the historic Ship Cove, where you'll begin your 15-kilometre self-guided walk to Furneaux Lodge for your return cruise.

Starting from Picton, enjoy a boat tour of Queen Charlotte Sound with Beachcomber Cruises, stopping at Ship Cove. This was the historic landing site of Captain Cook in the 1770s, so there is plenty to see before you set off on a scenic walk along the renowned Queen Charlotte Track. As you traverse through lush native forests, you'll be captivated by the stunning vistas of the Marlborough Sounds that unfold before you. This 15-kilometre section of the track is well-maintained, ensuring a pleasant and enjoyable hike for everyone with a moderate fitness level.

After a leisurely walk of approximately five-hours, you'll reach your destination at Furneaux Lodge, a waterside resort at the head of the Endeavor Inlet. Relax and soak in the views or perhaps enjoy a meal in the Furneaux Lodge gardens (own cost), before catching the return boat transfer back to Picton.

During your boat transfers, Beachcomber Cruises' expert skippers will share fascinating insights about the history, flora and fauna of Marlborough Sounds, enriching your experience.

Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a history buff, or simply seeking an active day out amidst stunning landscapes, the Queen Charlotte Track Day Walk and Cruise with Beachcomber Cruises from Picton is the perfect choice.


What you need to know

  • Three-hour return boat cruise from Picton
  • One-way walk from Ship Cove to Furneaux Lodge
  • 15km self-guided walk on Queen Charlotte Track (approx 5 hours)
  • Guided commentary onboard the cruise
  • Excludes lunch, please bring your own picnic lunch. Drinks and meals are also available to purchase at Furneaux Lodge
  • This experience departs at 9:00am
  • Please allow approximately 9 hours for this experience
Departure Location
  • This experience departs from the Waterfront Corner of London Quay & Wellington Street, Picton
Additional Information
  • Child rates apply (5-14yrs)
  • Infants (0-4yrs) travel free of charge
  • Please bring a camera, snacks, water, sturdy walking shoes, warm layers, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses & money for refreshments
  • Option to bring your own bike, single or double kayak (additional cost)
  • Please note that the Furneaux Lodge is closed for the month of August (pick up point changes to Pines Main Jetty)
  • Your return cruise to Picton departs from Furneaux Lodge at 4 - 4:30pm, returning to Picton at approx 5:30 - 6pm
Cancellation Policy
  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience​
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience​
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

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