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Picton: Natures Best Walk - Ship Cove to Furneaux Lodge

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

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 awaits you, take time to enjoy the lodge facilities before boarding your vessel for your relaxing journey back to Picton. Upon check in the reservations team will confirm the pick up time from the resort with you and provide you with a map.

Adult $101.00
Child $67.00 (5-14 years old)
Infant $0.00 (0-4 years old)

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 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.

    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.

    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.

    Available to purchase for $6 in the office before you depart are Beachcomber Cruises keep cups, we no longer use single use cups on board our vessels due the huge environmental impact. Upon purchase of a Beachcomber Cruises keep cup guests can enjoy tea and coffee onboard for the duration of the tour.

  • Ages: Child prices apply to ages 5 to 14. Infants aged 0 to 4 are free of charge.

    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.

    Beachcomber Cruises Terms and Conditions:

    A refund of the total price less 10% will be given if booking is cancelled 48 hours in advance. Bookings cancelled within 48 hours, no refund due.

    Beachcomber Cruises reserves the right to amend timetables, cancel departures, substitute plant and equipment and alter ticket prices without prior notification.

    Bookme's own terms and conditions also apply.

Available Bookings from 4 Mar to 17 Mar 2024

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  • Adult$101.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$77.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$77.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$101.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$77.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$101.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$77.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$101.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$77.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$77.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$101.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$77.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$101.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Infant Free

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

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

4.9

35 reviews

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Helga Wandel from Germany wrote on 26 December 2022

Not just water taxi

The water taxi service for the Queen Charlotte track Ship Cove to Furneaux Lodge is a mini cruise itself with great views of the Marlborough Sounds. The schedule for return water taxi is tough though. We took the water taxi at 9am, we reached Ship Cove at 10:15 and started our hike on the Queen Charlotte track at 10:35. The distance is 17 km, and we really needed to hurry. With just a short lunch break of 30 minutes we reached Furneaux Lodge at 3:35, 25 minutes prior to the departure of the water taxi back to Picton. Would prefer if there were a water taxi at 4:30 or 5 pm.

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Henkie halve liter from Netherlands wrote on 24 November 2023

“Warm welcome with refreshments”

Read that as; there are things to buy. Overall nothing to add, it’s a watertaxi mkay?

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hoimoel from New Caledonia wrote on 21 November 2023

Fantastic experience

We had a very good knowledgeable skipper and tour guide (name started with a S, cannot remember Steven or Stuart). Saw dolphins on the way and various birds. The track is a very pleasant walk. All the staff of the cruise company were very nice.

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Fran B from Canada wrote on 18 November 2023

Amazing boat ride but no coffee as advertised

Amazing captain and crew in the office. We saw dolphins and stopped so that everyone could see them! Amazing experience all around! No coffee as advertised but that was probably for the best given the upcoming hike! Good to arrive early to suss this out in case you’re a coffee addict like me!

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jesse23 from Australia wrote on 08 November 2023

Great Service

When we read the reviews we were a tad worried by other people’s comments that the walk took too long. This was not the case however it’s a great walk and easy doable even if you are almost 64. However I did feel sorry for other hikers who arrived by a different company later than scheduled and leaving an hour earlier than our boat. It meant they almost ran the first have of the track until they got past all the summits ( low ones) this meant that they were stressed and did not get to enjoy the beautiful part of the track that is virgin forest. Beachcombers were awesome to travel with

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