Queen Charlotte Track Walks

Queen Charlotte Track Walks

Track Walk Options » Resolution Bay to Furneaux Lodge

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Resolution Bay to Furneaux Lodge

Duration: Approximately 3 hours walking time

Distance: Approximately 10 kms.

Route: From Resolution Bay to Furneaux Lodge

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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

Your adventure will begin as you cruise north from Picton on one of the Beachcomber’s fleet through the drowned river valleys of the Queen Charlotte Sound, past idyllic bays where jetties jut into silken water. If you are lucky you may see some of the rich wildlife of this unique region: dolphins, orcas, seals, penguins, albatross and gannets.

Your skipper will talk about the history, geology, flora and fauna of the area and – if there is time- will get closer to any passing wildlife, including dolphins who like to play in the wake of the boat.

This walk from Resolution Bay to Furneaux Lodge is for the less energetic and eliminates the 1.5 hour hike from Ship Cove to Resolution Bay. You will still have 15 minutes ashore at historic Ship Cove to explore and take photographs of the Captain Cook monument, before disembarking at Resolution Bay where you will follow a well-graded old bridle path to Tawa Saddle with stunning views of the Queen Charlotte Sound.

The track winds down hill and follows the shoreline to the head of Endeavour Inlet. Here you will walk through coastal forest where tui, fantails, silvereyes, tomtits and native birds flit and fly. If you stop for a break, a curious weka may come to check you out.

Furneaux Lodge is your destination. Here you can buy drinks and meals and relax before boarding your cruise vessel at approximately 4:00pm for your return to Picton.

Route Map for Resolution Bay to Furneaux Lodge