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Picton: Natures Best Walk - Ship Cove to Furneaux Lodge

Embark on a magical adventure into the great outdoors with this scenic walk and cruise set in the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sounds.

Highlights

  • Begin with a relaxing cruise which will take you along the magnificent Queen Charlotte Sound to Ship Cove
  • Explore this beautiful and historic sheltered bay
  • Observe the Oyster Catchers and Weka and read the information boards about Captain Cook and the Maori History
  • Take time out to relax and marvel at the pristine scenery of Tawa Saddle

Departing from the pretty coastal town of Picton, your journey will begin with a relaxing cruise which will take you along the magnificent Queen Charlotte Sound to Ship Cove.

Explore this beautiful and historic sheltered bay with lush forest backdrop where Captain Cook once resided. Observe the Oyster Catchers and Weka and have a glance at the many information boards about Captain Cook and the Maori History.

At Tawa Saddle you can take time out to relax and marvel at the pristine scenery that surrounds you, glare at the crystal clear sea waters and let lifes troubles wash away with the tide.

On arrival at Furneaux Lodge a warm welcome with refreshments awaits you before boarding back onto your cruise vessel at 4:00pm for your relaxing journey back to Picton.

Duration: Approximately 5.5 hours walking time - 17 kms.

Departure: Departs Picton at 9am. Pick up from Furneaux Lodge is between 4.00pm and 4.15pm, returning to Picton between 5.30pm and 6.00pm.

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

Duration

  • Approximately 5.5 hours walking time

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 30minutes 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.

    When booking hot deal specials:

    The operator in very rare occasions, not withstanding all endeavours, may have to reschedule the time slightly if load requirements dictate and or refund on rare occasions.

  • Child prices apply to ages 5 to 14.

    Infants aged 0 to 4 are free of charge.

    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 February 28 to March 05

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Fri 28 Feb
Sat 29 Feb
Sun 1 Mar
Mon 2 Mar
Tue 3 Mar
Wed 4 Mar
Thu 5 Mar

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$71.50
  • Child$51.00
  • Infant (0-4 years)$0.00

10spaces priced from:

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

10spaces priced from:

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

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$67.70
  • Child$51.00
  • Infant (0-4 years)$0.00

10spaces priced from:

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

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$67.70
  • Child$51.00
  • Infant (0-4 years)$0.00

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

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Trevor-Helmy from New Zealand wrote on 10 January 2019

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Amazing views

Great day walk with views of the sounds and lovely spot to finish with a cold drink

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Aurélie from France wrote on 06 March 2019

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Nice trip

The trip on the boat is about 1h15. Once you arrive to ship cove, there's not much to see so we starter the track. On arrival at Furneaux lodge, there is a restaurant if you want to have a drink or something to eat. You can relax until the boat picks you up. Onboard, you'll have complimentary tea or coffee. The way back is a bit long but it's worth it. I think it's the most beautiful part of the queen charlotte track.

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From Picton: Natures Best Walk - Ship Cove to Furneaux Lodge

Thank you for your taking the time to write us a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your walk. Ship Cove to Furneaux to a fabulous walk and finishing the day with a cold beverages is always an added bonus Kind Regards, Reservations

Dora from Hungary wrote on 13 February 2019

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Beautiful walk

Really enjoyable. The best walk in this region. Really recommended :)

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Anaïs Ribeyre from France wrote on 11 February 2019

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Soaking up nature

A really beautiful and not too challenging walk on the Queen Charlotte track! An amazing way to start my journey on the South Island after passing through the sounds with the boat.

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Lara from Germany wrote on 16 December 2018

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Best Trip ever!

Before the trip I was scared to get seasick. But that is not a problem at all because you are not at open sea. The captain stoped everytime for pictures when we have seen animals that are worth it to stop. And about that point we had so much. We have seen pinguins, seals, dolphins and orcas!!! Best day ever! And the captain also let us know some facts about the region. That was great.

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