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The 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 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...........

Hiking, Mountain-biking and Kayaking the Spectacular Marlborough Sounds

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Itinerary

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WALKING (APPROXIMATELY 5 HOURS)

Catch a 8.00am 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. Arrive at Furneaux Lodge you can catch a water taxi down the Queen Charlotte Sound to Torea Bay to Portage Resort for the evening. Tonight, dine in the restaurant or Snapper Bar, and rest in the magic surroundings of Keneperu Sound.

Stay at the Portage Resort for two nights

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SEA KAYAKING

A leisurely day’s sea kayaking in the Kenepuru Sound. As you paddle from the Portage foreshore on the Kenepuru 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 Peppers Portage.

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MOUNTAIN BIKING (APPROXIMATELY 4 HOURS)

Today you can ride part of the Queen Charlotte Track from your accommodation to Anakiwa. The track is renowned as one of New Zealand's "sweetest" mountain bike rides.

The section from Portage to Mistletoe is for experienced mountain bikers with a steep uphill climb and switchbacks on descents (There are alternative options for this section). As you travel around Mistletoe Bay, the track becomes narrows and undulating. From the headland we descend into a wider more moderate section through magnificent beech forest before our descent into Anakiwa.

After finishing your ride, return by water taxi to Picton.

Your safety
It's important that you understand while your guide will endeavour to maximise your safety, unlike sea kayaking and walking where the chance of injury is minimal, there is a risk you could fall off your mountain biek and injure yourself.