Queen Charlotte Track

Independent Walks Overview

Independent Walks

As a general rule, if you are more independent of spirit but would still like certain elements such as your accommodation, transport and daily lunch arranged, then the independent packages are for you. Our Premier and Five Star options also cater for those who would like meals included. We also have Standard and Upgrade options available depending on the type of accommodation you seek and your budget. Standard packages feature simple ensuite-style accommodation, normally without a view of the ocean, while Upgrades will ensure you have a sea view from your more modern ensuite-style unit.

We have designed a wide range of packages with varying inclusions to suit every need and budget for the Queen Charlotte Track. Check out our quick reference table below to help choose the right package for you.

Which independent walk is right for me?
(N/A for Day walks)
Standard Independent Walk Upgrade Independent Walk Premier Independent Walk 5 Star Independent Walk Classic Guided Walk Premier Guided Walk 5 Star Guided Walk
Pre-trip briefing
Information pack
Knowledgeable local guide
Pick up/drop off from Picton accommodation
Water transport to the start and back from the end of the track
Water transport to/from the track EACH DAY
Meal Inclusions Lunch only Lunch only Dinner & Breakfast Dinner & Breakfast lunch only Dinner & Breakfast Dinner & Breakfast
Accommodation Type  Standard Ensuite Upgrade Ensuite Upgrade Ensuite Upgrade Ensuite Standard Ensuite Upgrade Ensuite 5 Star Ensuite
Included on every walk: Packed lunch (on each walking day) | Luggage transfers | Queen Charlotte Track private land pass

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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