Queen Charlotte Track

Payment & Safety Terms

Terms & Conditions

In any adventure activity, there is an element of risk involved. Risks in undertaking this activity include hypothermia, heat exhaustion, physical injury caused by environment i.e. rock falls and physical injury caused by self i.e. tripping over tree roots. 

The staff and management of Wilderness Guides Limited take all practicable steps to identify and minimise potential dangers. However, you must follow our instructions (and use any safety equipment provided) at all times. Adults accompanying any person under the age of 18 must ensure that the underage person follows our instructions at all times. You must release or indemnify Wilderness Guides Limited and our staff against any liability we incur to anyone else, resulting from your failure to follow our instructions or the failure of any person accompanying you under the age of 18 to follow our instructions.

We reserve the right to withdraw any person who in our opinion is likely to endanger themselves or others. We also reserve the right to cancel the walking tour if we become concerned for any reason for your safety or that of any other person.

WARNING:  Under New Zealand law, it is extremely unlikely that you will be able to sue anyone if you are injured. In addition, New Zealand’s accident compensation scheme provides only limited assistance to visitors to New Zealand who are injured. We strongly recommend that all visitors to New Zealand have full insurance covering any injury they might suffer, including medical treatment cover, before undertaking this activity. It is also recommended that visitors take travel insurance in case of ill health.

EXCLUSIONS:  To the extent permitted by law, all our liability for damage to your property, disruption to travel plans, or mental injury is excluded. This exclusion is subject to any rights or remedies you may have under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993.

Payment terms

Booking Policy: $200 per person deposit required on booking; 50% ($100) of this deposit is a non-refundable booking fee.

Cancellation Policy: No refund can be given for multi day trips if a tour is cancelled within seven days of trip departure; 50% of total trip price is refundable if tour is cancelled within one month of departure less the $100 booking fee.

We reserve the right to cancel any trip for safety reasons.

Plan & Prepare

Tips and suggestions to help you prepare for your walk in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand.

Track Map

View the Queen Charlotte Track map & elevation


Places to stay on the Queen Charlotte Track & Picton area

What to Bring

General guide to packing & suggestions for your walk


Frequently asked questions about the walks


The remote beauty of the Queen Charlotte Track awaits.

The Marlborough Sounds and the Queen Charlotte Track is the ultimate place to hike and explore with Wilderness Guides as you follow in the footsteps of those gone before.

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