Mountain Bike Queen Charlotte Track
- Duration: 3 Days (approx.)
- Location: Picton, Marlborough
- Product code: MTB GTP
The 71km Queen Charlotte track is for mountain bikers of all levels and is usually completed in two-four days, though it can be completed at your own leisure.This panoramic track offers virgin New Zealand bush, exceptional views and accommodation to cater for everyone's budget which is made up of camping grounds, backpackers and resorts.
We recommend that the track is biked from north to south, Ship Cove to Anakiwa and your accommodation booked prior to your departure from Picton.
Have your luggage transferred to your accommodation each day while you do the hard work on the track.
Bring with your own bike with you or if you don't have your own you can hire one through us.
We have on demand water taxi so if you require a time other than our scheduled times please let us know and we will arrange a time that suits you to make the most of your time on the Queen Charlotte track
We invite you to travel with us on The Great Track and Pack Pass, this pass offers you the freedom for you to choose your cycling distances each day and accommodation stopovers.
The Great Track Pass includes the following:
A drop-off at Ship Cove (the beginning of the track) on one of our 3 scheduled boats.
- 8:00am (01 Oct- 30Apr only) approx 1 hour Picton to Ship Cove
- 9:00am all year round approx 1 hour Picton to Ship Cove
- 1:30pm arrival time of approx 4:00pm at Ship Cove as this is not a direct route to Ship Cove
- or on-demand by private water taxi can be arranged.
- A pick-up from Anakiwa (the end of the track) at 3:30pm with an approximate arrival back in Picton of 4:00pm/4:30pm.
- Free luggage transfers along the track - maximum 20kg per person
Excludes: Accommodation, Queen Charlotte Track Co-operative Land Owner's Pass ($25 pp) which must be purchased from our office, anything not specified above, additional transfers can be arranged at an additional cost.
Please note Ship Cove to Punga Cove is closed to bikers from 1st December to the
28th February each season. However Punga Cove to Anakiwa is still open.
We do our best to keep your bags safe and dry at all times whilst aboard our vessels and during transfers however we cannot take responsibility for items being wet, damaged or missing once it leaves our hands. Please do not tie items such as pots, pans, shoes, tents, walking poles ect on the outside of your bag. These items can easily fall off and get lost or can cause damage to other bags.
We do not drop bags or walkers off to private holiday homes or baches, unfortunately it is a health and safety and security hazard.
We do not transport luggage South to North.
We will provide you with luggage labels for your transported bags.
MAX Weight 20kg per item
We suggest a waterproof pack liner and cover in the case of sea spray or heavy rain.
**Please advise us in the Accommodation or Comment section of the booking form where you will be staying each night**
Most accommodations and campsites have their
own jetties/wharfs where we can drop off and pick up your bag. When you check in our reservations staff will let you know exactly
where to collect your bag from.
We can transport bags to:
Resolution Bay Cabins
Blue Water Lodge
Cnoc Na Lear
Punga Cove Resort
DOC Camp Bay Campsite
The Bay of Many Coves Resort
The Portage Resort Hotel (Dropped at Torea bay, the staff meet our boat and drive your bags to the accommodation)
DOC Cowshed Bay Campsite (dropped at Torea Bay Jetty 40mins return walk away or pay $5 per bag per day and have the Portage Resort collect the bag for you, this is only a 15 minute walk to the Campsite)
Debretts Backpackers (Dropped at Torea bay, the staff meet our boat and drive your bags to the accommodation)
Treetops Portage (Dropped at Torea bay, the staff meet our boat and drive your bags to the accommodation)
Mistletoe Bay Eco Village
Te Mahia (Dropped at Waterfall bay, the staff at Te Mahia meet our boat and drive your bags to the accommodation)
Anakiwa Jetty (we do not take bags directly to Anakiwa accommodation, please arrange this with your accommodation provider or be prepared to collect your bag from the Anakiwa Jetty)
We can’t transport bags to:
DOC Schoolhouse Bay (you
can collect your bags from Resolution Bay Cabins, private land, 1km away for a
fee of $5 per bag per day)
DOC Bay of Many Coves Shelter
DOC Black Rock Shelter
Davies Bay Campsite
The track is usually completed in four days, though it can be completed at your own leisure, there is no time limit
We recommend that the track is walked or biked from north to south
Your accommodation must be booked before departing Picton
Please be respectful to other passengers, walkers and campers
Take all of your rubbish away with you, use designated camping and toilet spots/facilities
Follow the DOC instructions at all times
We suggest every walker is prepared with a good water and food supply, warm clothing, sun protection suitable shoes and an emergency action plan
The boat will not wait for you! Please be on time for check in and your track departure
We will not refund the return part of your ticket if you choose to find another way back to Picton
PLEASE READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE BEACHCOMBER CRUISES GREAT TRACK AND PACK PASS BEFORE PURCHASING