Walking The Queen Charlotte Track 

and Similar Types of Accomodation

The Queen Charlotte Track runs from Ship Cove to Anakiwa with magnificent views of the Marlborough Sounds

Water Taxis run from Ship Cove to Anakiwa and can transport your bags to your accommodation daily. If you want to walk the opposite direction you will need to carry your bags.

Water taxi companies are;


Beachcomber Cruises 

Your skipper gives a great commentary about the history,

wildlife and residents in the Queen Charlotte Sounds 

Cougarline - great efficient water taxi for rapid transit

Day 1 - Ship Cove to Endeavour Inlet - 5 hours. Stay with us at Miners Camp

Day 2 - Miners Camp to Pungs Cove Resort or Endeavour Heights or treat yourselves to Mahana Lodge - 3-3.5 hours

or Ngahere Hou for an eco treat - around 5 hours.

Day 3 - Punga Cove accommodations providers to Torea - 8 hours.

Tree Tops is a backpacker bed type accommodation with self catering. The Portage has the local restaurant and is a higher end accommodation provider.

Day 4 Torea to Anakiwa 8 hours


Day 4 Torea to Mistletoe Bay - 4 hours.

Mistletoe Bay camp has budget camping and cabins or try Te Mahia

Day 5 Mistletoe Bay to Anakiwa - 4 hours

For Young Families Another Option is a 3 day Walk

Day 1 - Picton to Motuara hour for a 1 hour predator free island trip then on to Ship Cove. Ship Cove to Resolution Bay Cabins - about 2 hours

Day 2 - Resolution Bay Cabins to Miners Farmstay 3-4 hours

Day 3 - Miners Farmstay to Punga Cove 3-4 hours (there is a great cafe there where you can get hot chocolate, fries, icecreams and pizza)