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Picton: Top Of The World Walk - Torea Bay to Punga Cove

Experience an amazing scenic walk set deep within the stunning Queen Charlotte Sounds for an adventure that will literally leave you feeling on top of the world!

Highlights

  • Experience the Queen Charlotte Sounds renowned for its spectacular views, drowned river valleys and lush coastal forests
  • Board a water taxi and venture across the crystal clear waters of the Sound towards the beautiful Torea Bay
  • Walk to Punga Cove through outstanding scenery, challenging terrain and panoramic views of Kenepuru and Queen Charlotte Sounds
  • Sit back and relax at the historic Boatshed Café & Bar following your epic walk

Set deep within the heart of the Marlborough Sounds lies the Queen Charlotte Sounds renowned for its spectacular views, drowned river valleys and lush coastal forests.

You're adventure will begin from the pretty coastal town of Picton as you board a water taxi and venture across the crystal clear waters of the Sound towards the beautiful Torea Bay.

The 23 kilometre walk to Punga Cove offers outstanding scenery, challenging terrain and panoramic views of Kenepuru and Queen Charlotte Sounds.

This exceptional walk is the finest and most diverse coastal track in New Zealand and is steeped in rich Maori and European history.

On arrival at Punga Cove, a meal and refreshments can be purchased from the historic Boatshed Café & Bar. Sit back, relax and feel the tranquility as you reflect on your days epic adventure.

At 4.20-4.30pm board the boat at the Punga Cove Wharf for your relaxing and scenic cruise ride back to Picton, arriving back between 5.30pm and 6pm.

This walk is a once in a lifetime experience that will literally leave you feeling on top of the world!

Please note:

The land between Torea Bay and Punga Cove is privately own so a land pass is required this is $12.00 per Adult and Children / Children up to the age of 18 are free of charge This pass can be purchased in the office on the day of departure.

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

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.

    The land between Torea Bay and Punga Cove is privately own so a land pass is required this is $12.00 per Adult and Children / Children up to the age of 18 are free of charge This pass can be purchased in the office on the day of departure

    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 January 29 to February 04

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Wed 29 Jan
Thu 30 Jan
Fri 31 Jan
Sat 1 Feb
Sun 2 Feb
Mon 3 Feb
Tue 4 Feb

10spaces priced from:

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

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$69.90
  • 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$60.00
  • 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$60.00
  • 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

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

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Sara from Germany wrote on 19 November 2018

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Amazing!

It was a beautiful 8h walk. We just made it in time. We had about 3 stops, also went up to the eatwell lookout which was the highlight of the track. We only met people who went the other way. In our opinion walking from torea bay to punga cove is much better. We are just 2 girls with an average fitness level - so it is possible to make it in time - but don’t take too many breaks.

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From Picton: Top Of The World Walk - Torea Bay to Punga Cove

Thank you for your taking the time to write us a review ! We are glad to hear you enjoy the Torea to Punga walk. Kind Regards, Reservations

Suzanne from United Kingdom wrote on 11 March 2018

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Awesome sounds adventure

Stunning views from both sides with simply breath taking scenery! Steep at places but an enjoyable walk! Punga Cove is a great spot to end!

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Tobias H from Germany wrote on 24 January 2018

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Most amazing day walk in the sounds

We had a really nice day. The boat ride was already amazing and the breathtaking views during the walk made it perfect. It’s been a hot and sunny day and it was definitely exhausting. The price is quite steep for just a boat transfer but there is no cheaper company around. I can definitely recommend going on this trip!

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Birgit from New Zealand wrote on 04 December 2019

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A really nice walk

I enjoyed the walk so much. I walked by myself and I didn’t meet a lot of other people. You can enjoy the time by yourself and the amazing quiet time. Sometimes the sign are not so clear where do you have to go next but with a good orientation it’s okay.

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kate zevenhuizen from New Zealand wrote on 11 May 2019

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Great Trip

Boat ride was great, hike was great too!

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From Picton: Top Of The World Walk - Torea Bay to Punga Cove

Hi Ada , We are glad you enjoyed the top of the world walk. Kind Regards, Hayley

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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