About the Track

New Zealand's Most Diverse Coastal Track

The Queen Charlotte Track has rapidly become known as the finest and most diverse coastal track in New Zealand. 

The Queen Charlotte Track is set in a location steeped in both Maori and European history. Today the stunning Marlborough Sounds are known as a maritime and eco-tour haven – popular all year round with sailors, hikers, trekkers, mountain bikers, adventure seekers and eco-tourists. 

The Queen Charlotte Track is 70km long and most people walk the track over four days, although there is the ability to do any combination from one to five days.

One of the advantages of this walk is the ability to catch a water taxi if on any given day you decide not to walk. The track is also popular with mountain bikers and certain sections are able to be biked all year round.


Most sections of the track are wide and benched and all major streams have been bridged. Boots and a good level of fitness are recommended for this track. Running shoes or walking sandals can also be suitable during the height of summer. Just ask us about current track conditions and we’ll be happy to advise you!

Queen Charlotte Track options are also varied, to suit your particular level and taste.

Guided Walking Packages are for those who want to combine their walking experience with the knowledge and security of a professional guide, great gourmet food and local wine, and top-notch track accommodation.

Unguided Track Packages are for more independent hikers, who wish to walk the track at their own pace, carrying their own gear, but with certain elements like accommodation and daily lunches pre-arranged.