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Picton - Lodge to Lodge Nature Walk and Sound Cruise

Picton Scenic Boat Cruise and partial Queen Charlotte Track Walk. Stunning half day walk and scenic cruises.

Highlights

  • Experience a stunning scenic boat cruise and partial Queen Charlotte Track Walk.
  • Walk from Furneaux Lodge to breathtaking Punga Cove Resort in stunning bush.

Cruise from Picton to Furneaux Lodge where you disembark. Take the opportunity to grab a coffee or even brunch before beginning your walk to Punga Cove Resort.

This section of the Queen Charlotte Track mainly follows the coastline around Endeavour Inlet through regenerating native bush.

Once farmland, this part of the walkway has reverted to nature and the forest is once again lush and alive with the sound of birdsong.

The area is also rich with history as it was once the site of an Antimony Mine, take some time to read the interpretation panels there. Continue around the shore, with pasture land on either side and then through native forest with views right down the Inlet to the main Queen Charlotte Sound.

Upon arrival at Punga Cove Resort relax on the deck of the Boat Shed Café with a well-deserved beverage before boarding your cruise vessel at 4.20 - 4.30pm for your return boat journey to Picton, arriving back between 5.30pm and 6.00pm.

Adult $87.00
Child $51.00
Infant (0-4 years) $0.00

Duration

  • The duration of this experience is 1 days

Location

  • Departs from Beachcomber Cruises - The Waterfront, Corner of London Quay and Wellington St, Picton.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • IMPORTANT - Please Note: Due to the nature of our trips we have a strict check-in policy. All participants must arrive and check-in at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled trip time. Failure to do so may result in the forfeit of your ticket and will be strictly non-refundable or transferable.

    Ages: Child Age is 5 - 14 years.

  • Duration: Allow for the day - The cruise vessel departs 9am from Picton and 4.20-4.30pm from Punga Cove Resort to take you back to Picton.

    The walk is approximately 3 to 5 hours depending on your pace, however it is recommended you take your time to soak in the beautiful scenery. The total walking distance is approximately 11.5kms.

    Parking: Car parking can be found at the bottom of Wellington Street and is $5.00 per day, Please pay as you park by entering your number plate in the machine.

Available Bookings from September 22 to September 28

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  • Adult$87.00
  • Child$51.00
  • Infant (0-4 years)$0.00

  • Adult$87.00
  • Child$51.00
  • Infant (0-4 years)$0.00

  • Adult$87.00
  • Child$51.00
  • Infant (0-4 years)$0.00

  • Adult$87.00
  • Child$51.00
  • Infant (0-4 years)$0.00

  • Adult$87.00
  • Child$51.00
  • Infant (0-4 years)$0.00

  • Adult$87.00
  • Child$51.00
  • Infant (0-4 years)$0.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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IVY from New Zealand wrote on 27 April 2018

Worth it

Seeing a pod of dolphins when we passed by Resolution Bay made it all wortg it. It was not a quick boat trip, which was nice coz we get to see a lot of the sounds. The walk was nice too, not difficult and can be done in 3 to 4 hours. The resorts weren't that flash but nice enough. Not too touristy at this part of the year. We went with beachcombers, skipper was knowledgeable. I'd recommend this trip if you only have a day in Picton.

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jillh5 from New Zealand wrote on 23 February 2021

Queen Charlotte Track Furneaux Lodge - Punga Cove

We chose this track as it was less hilly than the others and we estimated that it would take approx 3.5 to 4 hrs at a comfortable pace. We had the extra benefit of spending about 30 mins at Ship Cove when the first group of walkers were dropped off before we were taken to Furneaux Lodge to start our walk. We were able to grab a coffee at Furneaux before we started. The walk was pleasant and we had the opportunity to stop several times to take a break and admire the amazing views. We arrived at Punga Cove in about 4 hrs and again were able to grab some refreshments, I would highly recommend this section of the track .

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Rashmi from India wrote on 17 January 2021

great experience

I had the best time. though the guide could be a little more helpful to someone new to New Zealand and bush walks.

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Caroline Ridley from United Kingdom wrote on 13 March 2020

Furneaux lodge to Punga cove walk

Due to wet weather we postponed our trip to the following day with no trouble. We had a beautiful boat trip followed by a lovely fern and tree lined walk of 4 hours with views of the sea. The pick up boat was 45mins late, no explanation given though!

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Ian Grover from United Kingdom wrote on 13 March 2020

An easy walk with a nice cruise on the Sound.

This section is an easy walk. The pam start gives a long cruise on the water before reaching Furneaux Lodge. The walk is easy and you have lots of time.

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