Queen Charlotte Track Walks

Queen Charlotte Track Walks

Track Mountain Biking Options » Three Day Bike Package:

0800 MAILBOAT (0800 62 45 26)

Three Day Bike Package:

Duration: 3 days

Distance: Approximately 71 kms.

Route: From Ship Cove to Anakiwa

Three Day Bike Package Don't Forget...
Things you may find useful on your trip:
  • Q.C.T.L.C. Pass if crossing private land
  • Food and water (some nearby lodges do meals and snacks; check opening hours)
  • Eftpos card/money (means & snacks at some lodges)
  • Queen Charlotte Track brochure. Download PDF
  • Sunhat, warm clothing, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Bike repair kit (if biking)
  • Warm layer of clothes and hat
  • Wind and waterproof jacket
  • First aid kit: insect repellent, personal medication (e.g. antihistamine for allergy to wasp stings)
  • Track elevation map PDF
  • Track Accommodation Guide PDF
  • Camera (recommended)
Track Safety

More information on Track Safety can be found on the Department of Conservation website

Day 1 - Mountain Bike from Ship Cove to Punga Cove, Endeavour Inlet (Approx. 4-5 hours/26km)

Transfer with Beachcomber Cruises from Picton to Ship Cove. This scenic & historic reserve was a favourite anchorage for Captain Cook during his explorations in the 1770s. Your ride takes you from Ship Cove around Endeavour Inlet where the track is mainly coastal through regenerating native bush. Pause at the head of the bay to learn more about antimony & the mining industry that thrived there in the 1880s. Follow the main track onwards and into Big Bay before working your way towards Camp Bay and Punga Cove.

Day 2 - Mountain Bike from Punga Cove to Torea Saddle/The Portage (Approx. 4-5 hours/22.5km)

This is a challenging but very rewarding bike ride on the ridgeline between Punga Cove & Torea Saddle near Portage. Truly grand vistas abound round every corner. For those that wish an easier option, choose to ride the Kenepuru Road between Camp Bay/Punga Cove and Portage Bay.

Day 3 - Mountain Bike from Torea Saddle/The Portage to Anakiwa (Approx. 4 hours/20.5km)

Farewell Portage and ascend to the ridgeline once again, enjoying stunning views. Open farmland and a grand native bush section to finish is a fitting finale. Today you return by boat from the Outward Bound Wharf and join Beachcomber Cruises service back to Picton to complete your journey. The boat departs sharp at 3.30pm.

Standard 3 Day Independent Bike Package:

  • $270 NZ per person
  • 3 Day mountain bike hire, helmet and repair kit
  • Water transport to and from track
  • Luggage transfers to overnight accommodation
  • QCTLC Pass