Motuara Island and One Day QCT Walk - Furneaux Lodge to Punga Cove

Motuara Island and One Day QCT Walk - Furneaux Lodge to Punga Cove
From NZD $92.00
  • Duration: 5 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Picton, Marlborough
  • Product code: PQTBDJ

Motuara Bird Sanctuary Island attracts bird lovers from all over the world. All introduced pests were removed in the early 1990's and the island is now home to a variety of native species having struggled to survive, or died out on the mainland. Many of these are critically endangered and this Island provides them with a secure future.


Some of the wildlife you will see includes, Saddleback (tieke), NZ Robin (toutouwai), Bellbird (korimako), Tui, Grey Warbler (riroriro), NZ Pigeon (kereru), Silver Eye (tauhou), Fantail (piwakawaka), the endangered South Island Saddleback, the very rare King Shag, Maud Island Frog and the Marlborough Green Gecko.
 

Cruise from Picton to Furneaux Lodge where you disembark. Take the opportunity to grab a coffee or even brunch before beginning your walk to Punga Cove Resort. This section of the Queen Charlotte Track mainly follows the coastline around Endeavour Inlet through\ regenerating native bush. Once farmland, this part of the walkway has reverted to nature and the forest is once again lush and alive with the sound of birdsong. 
 
The area is also rich with history as it was once the site of an Antimony Mine, take some time to read the interpretation panels there. Continue around the shore, with pasture land on either side and then through native forest with views right down the Inlet to the main Queen Charlotte Sound. 



Arriving back at approximately 5.30-6pm.
 
Walking
times: approximately 3.5 hours
 
Distance:
11km

 

*Please note that there is a jetty fee of $5 per person payable to the owners of Resolution Bay once you disembark to start the walk as you cross private land before reaching the Queen Charlotte Track.
 
We do offer a 10% discount for Top Ten Card, BBH,YHA and Gold Card Holders. Please contact our office on office@mailboat.co.nz or 03 573 6175 to
make a booking - do not book online as you will not receive the discount.