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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 hours walking time - 15 kms.

When booking hot deal specials - the operator in very rare occasions, not withstanding all endeavors, - may have to reschedule the time slightly if load requirements dictate and or refund in rare occasions.

Departures: 8am & 9am

Location: The Waterfront, Corner of London Quay & Wellington St, Picton

Adult $85.00
Child $49.00

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • 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.

Available Bookings from October 01 to October 07

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10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$67.76
  • Child$51.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$87.00
  • Child$51.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$67.76
  • Child$51.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$67.76
  • Child$51.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$71.54
  • Child$51.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$61.31
  • Child$51.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$61.31
  • Child$51.00

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Clodagh from New Zealand wrote on 25 January 2017

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Ship cove to fernaux lodge

We got the boat from Picton to ship cove- beautiful boat journey and scenery 1.5 hours. We walked from ship cove to fernaux lodge -15km. So picturesque. First hour is the toughest with inclines. Good footwear an advantage! Our favourite walk so far on our South Island trip! Fernaux lodge was great at the end where we sat and enjoyed a drink while waiting for the boat back. Walking time - 4 hours with stops for food and pictures at an average pace! Highly recommend!

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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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Bill from New Zealand wrote on 03 October 2016

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Great Tour!

We were able to see dolphins, penguins and gannets on our ride to Ship Cove. It was a great start to a Great Walk. Furneaux Lodge was very welcoming with drinks and nibbles after our day's walk.

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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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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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