Walk the Queen Charlotte Track For Free.
Walk the best sections of the Queen Charlotte Walkway and pay no private landowners tax.
This package will suit those who would like to hike some of the Queen Charlotte Track without the two 7 hour hikes required to walk the two last sections of the full 71km length, and as you will based at the award winning waterfront lodge the, No Road Inn, there will be no need to unpack and repack your bags each day. Your luggage will be transferred daily by water taxi so only a light day-pack with water, lunch, camera etc need be carried on the walk.
You will begin your adventure from Picton from where you will depart by water taxi to start your walk at the historic Ship Cove or Resolution Bay, this section of the Track has the best forests and some amazing views over the outer Marlborough Sounds. The walk to the No Road Inn takes about 4.5hrs from Ship Cove, the starting point, or 2.5hrs from School House/Resolution Bay. Evening meals are enjoyed on our upper deck overlooking Endeavour Inlet just meters away. The dining area is covered by clear roofing and has clear pvc roll up sides and gas outdoor heaters for all weather dining.
There are some great short walks behind the No Road Inn, a waterfall walk that takes an hour return, stand under 1500 year old Rimu trees in our private bush reserve, visit the Miners Camp 30 minutes along the track and pick up our free range eggs, take a dingy or kayak across the inlet with a lunch to enjoy on a secluded beach, or just relax in a hammock with that book you have been wanting to read.
- Day Three
This morning you can, if you wish, take a trackers lunch and walk the second section of the Queen Charlotte Track from the No Road Inn to Camp Bay/Punga Cove, a very easy section with only undulating terrain and with magnificent veiws over Endeavour Inlet along the way. You will have time for a coffee at Punga Cove Cafe before the afternoon water taxi picks you up from the cafe jetty for your return to Picton. Or you can catch the late morning water taxi direct from the No Road Inn back to Picton, arriving in time for lunch and perhaps a wine tour.
- Package price of $855 pp
Share twin Includes
- Two nights accommodation at the No Road Inn in a waterfront en-suite room with balcony, hammocks, and outdoor settings
- Return water taxi ex Picton with luggage transfers, information pack and Queen Charlotte Track Map
- 4/5 Course evening meals on the first and second nights, breakfast and lunch on the second and third days, a bottle of Marlborough Wine per couple each evening
- Free use of hammocks, kayaks, dingys, and hot tub.
Add on, Stay extra nights at the NO ROAD INN for only $625 per couple including all meals and a bottle of Marlborough wine.
Add on, Stay before and/or after your walk at Jasmine Court Motel in Picton and recieve free luggage storage, transfers to the water taxis, and advice on the the best Picton restaurants and car parking if required. $230 per night per couple share twin in the best available suite, accommodation only.