Want to experience the Queen Charlotte Track as an independent self guided walker?

We can book your 11 day food, wine and walking adventure for couples, groups or solo travellers!

Departures Year Round (subject to availability)

Priced from $2799 per person *Twin Share Costing Land Only


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AUD $1,000 deposit.

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Active trip, moderately challenging hike on the Queen Charlotte Track (non walking options available) staying in well appointed, comfortable 4 star accommodation


Wellington, NZ
Wellington, NZ
New Zealand

Physical Rating
Group Size

Self Guided

Up to 12
$2,799 per person
Twin Share

Date  Anytime
Start  Wellington, NZ
Finish  Wellington, NZ
Country New Zealand

Type  Self Guided
Physical Rating  ♦ ♦ ♦
Group Size  Up to 12
Investment  $2,799 per person | twin share


Air Travel

None included. Flights can be arranged, please contact us for details.


All meals provided as per the itinerary

B x 4 | 6 x 3 | D x 0


Airport transfers

All transfers by bus/ferry/water taxi
to and from Queen Charlotte Track


10 nights accommodation
twin share


5 day Freedom Walk on the Queen Charlotte Walk
Cultural tour of Te Papa Museum
Zest Foodie Tour in Wellington


Please note itinerary can be subject to change at anytime.

Arrive Wellington anytime, transfer to your hotel in Wellington.
This morning you will enjoy a Zest Capital Tastes Food Tour guided through the streets of Wellington on foot – showcasing Wellingtons foodie hotspots – go easy on breakfast to make room for the many delights this tour offers. The rest of the day is at your leisure to hit the shops or check out the stunning Botanical Gardens by cable car. (B,TT)

(breakfast, tasting tour)

After breakfast make your way to Te Papa Museum for a 1 hour guided Maori Highlights tour. Return to your hotel for transfer pick up to the ferry terminal. Afternoon ferry crossing to Picton including access to the Premium Lounge. On arrival in Picton, transfer to your motel.

(breakfast, lunch)

By 9am you will be picked up and transferred to the harbour to collect your packed lunch and sign in for the walk. After a 1 hour water taxi journey to Ship Cover, you will commence your first day on the Queen Charlotte Track, walking 15km to Furneaux Lodge.


This is a short day of walking (12km) so take your time this morning with a late breakfast, explore the waterfall track behind the lodge or side trips on offer along the way as you make your way to Punga Cove Resort.


Today is the longest day of walking – 25km from Punga Cove Resort to Portage with plenty of views to reward you for the uphill climbs – make sure you do not miss Eatwells Lookout.


Rest Day on the Track at Portage – consider adding to your adventure with optional kayaking (own cost) or chilling out by the pool or with a sunset drink whilst enjoying the coastal views.
Your final day of walking is 20km to Anakiwa leaving you with stunning last impressions of this magnificent track. Reach Anakiwa by 4pm and return to Picton by water taxi late afternoon.


Today is a day of leisure or optional activities – perfect for that day spa visit, winery tour, or something more adventurous! We can assist you with organising this pre-departure to avoid missing out!
Say goodbye to the South Island today, as you take the morning ferry crossing to Wellington in the Premium Lounge. Transfer to your hotel in Wellington for an afternoon at leisure.

(breakfast, lunch)

Depart Wellington anytime today. Transfer to airport for flights home.


Important Info

  • Non refundable deposit is $1,000 per person is payable within 7 days of booking, final balance due 60 days before departure.  Payment plan available, please enquire.
  • Single Rooms available on request – add supplement $1,295 per person to twin share price.
  • Itinerary and price subject to change at any time. See full terms and conditions on our booking form.

Fitness Requirement

A good level of fitness is required to complete the Queen Charlotte Track. You should be able to walk up to 8 hours (25km of hilly terrain) with a 35 litre backpack. Non-walker options are also available for this tour (additional cost and terms and conditions apply).



  • 10 nights accommodation twin share in 4 star accommodation.
  • Meals at per itinerary.
  • Cultural tour of Te Papa Museum.
  • Zest Foodie tour in Wellington.
  • 5 day Freedom walk on the Queen Charlotte Track (72km)
  • Luggage transfers whilst on track.
  • All transfers by bus/ferry/water taxi to and from the Queen Charlotte Track.
  • Departure kit with map and guide book for your walk.
  • Big Heart Adventures Bluff (head sock)
  • Optional self guided training program.


  • Flights to and from Wellington.
  • Water taxi on non-walking days.
  • Meals and drinks not stated in itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature such as medications, phone calls, laundry, drinks, etc
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals and drinks not stated on itinerary
  • Optional activities offered outside of the inclusions


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Departure anytime.
Secure your spot today with a $1,000 deposit.

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