Queen Charlotte Track Specialists

There has never been a better opportunity than now to start planning your next New Zealand Adventure.


Heralded as one of the country’s premier walking trails The Queen Charlotte Track Walkway (70kms) is becoming instantly recognised as one of New Zealand's most scenic and relaxing coastal walks. From fern fringed bays and lush green forest to stunning skyline vistas it’s easy to see why.


Top this with comfortable accommodation in small, upmarket lodges you have all the requirements for a gourmet walking holiday in style. If you don't wish to walk, there is the option of travelling to each lodge by water taxi (extra cost). Most of the lodges have kayaks available that you are welcome to use once you arrive.


​We also have our own accommodation in Picton and is ideal to stay before and after your walk.


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About Our Packages



From fully supported basic packages to upmarket all inclusive



We provide a wide range of walking packages of the Queen Charlotte Track as well as walking and sea kayaking adventures.


All our packages include accommodation at the lodges and resorts on the track. Each private room is fully furnished including sheets, towels etc and all rooms have attached en suites with hot showers and toilets.


Our Summer packages include a visit on the first morning to Motuara Island, a predator free bird sanctuary on the way to the start of the track in the outer Sounds. Just over one hour is spent here where you can walk to the top of the island where you can walk to the top of the island where there is a viewing platform and on a fine day you can see the North Island in the distance. The island is home to some quite rare native birds such as Saddleback and Kakariki parrots. Natural Encounters Walks are the only operator to include visiting the island in all our packages.


Also included are water taxi transfers to and from the track as well as daily overnight luggage transfers. This can be a suitcase each or a backpack but is limited to 15kgs per person. The water taxi staff handle the luggage picking it up from lodge to lodge and the lodge staff pick it up from the boat and deliver it to your room.


Packed lunches are included with all packages and the all inclusive includes breakfasts, lunches and three course evening meals each night.

Before your walk departs a comprehensive briefing will be given where we go over the itinerary as well as the map of the track. And of course when you return back to Picton at the end of your walk we will be there to take you back to your accommodation.