Queen Charlotte Track

What to bring

You’ve booked your adventure and now you are ready to plan for a fantastic day or multi day trip with us. Full trip details and recommended gear list will be sent when you make your booking but as a general guide, you should plan to bring the following.

Please note: The weather in New Zealand can be changeable even at the height of summer – please come prepared for four seasons (clothing for hot and cold weather).

Personal gear list recommended for walking:

What to Pack
  • Parka or raincoat
  • Warm jacket
  • Warm/thermal top (polypropylene)
  • T-shirt
  • Warm pants
  • Shorts
  • Woollen/polypropylene socks
  • Strong shoes or lightweight boots
  • Sun hat
  • Warm/ Insulated hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Day pack (available to hire)
  • Drink bottle (at least 1 litre)
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Blister patches/moleskin/lambs’ wool
If overnighting, you will also need:
  • Change of clothes to wear at the lodge(s) – smart casual is fine.
  • Toiletries
  • Nightwear
  • Any required medication
  • Additional/spare supplies relating to specific dietary needs
Optional
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Swimsuit & towel & sandals for beach wear
  • A walking stick/pole

Please note there is a limit of 1 overnight bag/suitcase per person weighing no more than 15kg. Secure storage for excess luggage is available at our office for no extra cost.

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

Accommodation

Places to stay on the Queen Charlotte Track & Picton area

What to Bring

General guide to packing & suggestions for your walk

FAQ's

Frequently asked questions about the walks

Walk

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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