DAY 1 - Picton - Ships Cove to Furneaux Lodge/No Road Inn
Approx walking time- 14.5Km's - 5 hours
Pick up from local accommodation.
Water taxi from Picton- A full commentary is given as you make your way along the Queen Charlotte Sound, before stopping to visit a protected, predator free island to see rare native birds.
Begin the walk at Ships Cove and learn about the historical and natural aspects of this area.
Fabulous 360 degree vistas as you walk amongst tree ferns and Nikau palms to your accommodation for this evening is either Furneaux Lodge, an historic lodge that has been greeting guests for many years or No Road Inn, a newly built, boutique lodge.
DAY 2 - Endeavour Inlet to Punga Cove Resort/Mahana Lodge
Approx walking time- 11.5Km's - 4.5 hours
After a relaxed breakfast you make your way around the inlet to the other side.
Discover the fascinating antimony mining history of this area.
The highlight of this afternoons walk is the abundance of native bird life along this section of the track. You may even have the opportunity to meet one of New Zealand's cheekiest native birds, the Weka.
Optional kayaking, late afternoon at Mahana if staying there.
Tonights accommodation at Punga cove is in A-frame twin share, private en suite rooms or Mahana Lodge private rooms with attached en suites.
DAY 3 - Punga/Mahana to Portage/Torea Bay
Approx walking time- 23Km's - 7.5 hours
Todays section of the track involves expansive ridge top walking with stunning views for the majority of the day. Considered the mostchallenging day of the trip yet extremely well rewarding.
For those that feel like a rest, the option of taking a water taxi to lodge to lodge is available (extra cost).
Accommodation this evening is at Portage Hotel in private courtyard rooms with attached en suites or Lochmara Lodge in well appointed suites. If staying at Lochmara an additional water taxi transfer to the lodge is included in your package once you reach Portage/Torea Bay.
DAY 4 - Portage/Lochmara to Anakiwa - Picton
Approx walking time- 20Km's - 7 hours
Begin the day by walking up to the highest point of the track and one of the most scenic viewpoints.
A mixture of established native beech trees and regenerating forest makes up todays walk. In the afternoon it is an easy stroll down to anakiwa where your water taxi will take you back to Picton returning about 4pm. We will meet you off the boat and return you to your accommodation in Picton.