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Bike/Walk/Kayak - Ultimate Sounds Adventure

Finally, you can do it all in just three days. On the Ultimate Sounds Adventure, spend one day hiking, one day sea kayaking and one day mountain biking. Take in the beauty and magic of the Marlborough Sounds as you travel the length of the Queen Charlotte Track. At night, rest and relax in the peaceful surroundings of your lodge accommodation. Your guide will ensure that you are able to enjoy each day in safety and at your own pace.

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WALKING (APPROXIMATELY 5 HOURS)

Catch a 9.00am water taxi from Picton to Ship Cove in the Outer-Queen Charlotte Sound and the start of the Queen Charlotte Track. Ship Cove is one of the most historic areas in the Sounds as it was one of James Cook's most popular destinations on his many world travels. The track travels from Ship Cove through native virgin bush, over two saddles and down into Resolution Bay and then Endeavour Inlet. At the end of the day your water taxi transfers you down the Queen Charlotte Sound to Portage Resort Hotel for the evening. Bunkroom accommodation at Portage Resort Hotel or you can upgrade to twin share at an additional cost – cook your own meal or dine in their restaurant,

 

Accommodation Marlborough Sounds - 2 Nights

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SEA KAYAKING

A leisurely day’s sea kayaking in the Keneperu Sound. As you paddle from the Portage foreshore on the Keneperu Sound, you may visit a mussel farm, paddle past a ship wreck from a bygone era or experience a chance encounter with dolphins. You will have time to stop on a tranquil beach where you can enjoy a leisurely lunch, go for a swim or a short bush walk before paddling back to Portage Resort Hotel.

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MOUNTAIN BIKING (APPROXIMATELY 4 HOURS)

There are two options available for today’s ride – the enthusiastic biker can tackle the hill climb from Torea Bay to Waterfall Bay on the Queen Charlotte Track or take the scenic route along the road to Waterfall Bay. From Waterfall Bay you bike for two hours on the Queen Charlotte Track, cycling around the bays and coves of the Queen Charlotte Sound. This ride is a fitting end to your three day trip as you travel through stunning native bush, glimpse magical water views and finally come to the end of the track at Anakiwa. Cyclists then ride around the bottom of Queen Charlotte Sound to Ngakuta Bay where your van and trailer await or the keen cyclists can bike back to Picton.