This is our standard/basic package and includes Picton accommodation transfers, daily luggage transport from lodge to lodge, water taxi transfers to and from the track, packed lunches, private land track passes, an information kit and all accommodation.
The standard accommodation are Chalet cabins at Furneaux Lodge, Tui units at Punga Cove Resort (pictured) and Courtyard rooms at Portage Hotel and if you have chosen the five day package the 4th night is at Lochmara Lodge in a standard room. All rooms are twin share and have attached private en suites. These rooms do not have cooking facilities.
As part of all our packages a 1.5 hour visit to Motuara Island en route to the start of the track on the first morning. This is great opportunity to get up close and personal with the endangered birdlife that thrive in the environment as you make your way up the track to a fantastic look out point. Birds present here are Bell Birds, native Robins, Saddlebacks, wood pigeons, little blue penguins and Kakariki.
A packed lunch is included each day and generally consists of a filled roll or sandwich, a muesli bar or muffin, a piece of cake or similar, some trail mix and a piece of fruit such as an apple or orange. If you think that you would like more than this you are able to bring a long your own snacks but please note that there is nowhere along the track during the day where you can purchase additional food items.
The lodges provide options for evening meals at your own cost, either in their restaurant or bar meals. Prices range from approximately NZ$20 for a burger and chips through to NZ$60 - $70 for a three course meal in the restaurant. Each lodge also has an extensive range of local New Zealand wine and beer. Breakfasts, either continental or cooked is available each morning. The lodges accept cash, Eftpos and credit/debit cards apart from AMEX and Dinars.
If you have selected the five day package the fourth night is at Lochmara Lodge where you walk to from Portage Hotel on the fourth day. On the fifth day you walk out to Anakiwa at the end of the track to get a water taxi back to Picton. When you arrive back to Picton by water taxi you will be met by us and returned back your accommodation. Check out the daily itinerary...