Three Day Classic Package
- Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
- Location: Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand
- Product code: 3DCLASS
Our Three Day Classic Package includes all accommodation (en suite, private rooms) daily luggage transfers, all water taxi transfers, a visit to a bird sanctuary island plus a full information kit. Your lunch is included every day as well. We will even pick you up from you accommodation in Picton and take you back there when you finish your walk.
The accommodation is Furneaux Lodge and Punga Cove Resort.
DAY 1 - Picton - Ships Cove to Furneaux Lodge
Approx walking time- 16Km's - 5.5 hours
Pick up from local accommodation.
Boat cruise from Picton- A full commentary is given as you make your way along the Queen Charlotte Sound, before stopping to visit a protected, predator free island to see rare saddleback birds.
Begin the walk at Ships Cove and learn about the historical and natural aspects of this area.
Fabulous 360 degree vistas as you walk amongst tree ferns and Nikau palms to your accommodation for this evening at Furneaux Lodge, an historic lodge that has been greeting guests for many years.
DAY 2 - Furneaux Lodge to Punga Cove Resort.
Approx walking time- 11Km's - 4.5 hours
After a relaxed breakfast you make your way around the bay to Punga Cove Resort.
Discover the fascinating antimony mining history of this area.
The highlight of this afternoons walk is the abundance of native bird life along this section of the track. You may even have the opportunity to meet one of New Zealand's cheekiest native birds, the Weka.
DAY 3 - Today you have two options. Either get the water taxi back to Picton from Punga Cove Resort arriving in town around lunchtime or walk 23kms to Torea Bay and get a boat transfer at 5pm back to Picton. Both boat options are included in the overall cost however a minimum of two guests applies to each option.
Punga Cove to Torea Bay returning back to Picton around 5pm, or get the water taxi back to Picton from Punga Cove in the morning.
Approx walking time- 23Km's - 7.5 hours
Todays section of the track involves expansive ridge top walking with stunning views for the majority of the day. Considered the most challenging day of the trip yet extremely well rewarding.
Pre trip briefing
Picton accommodation transfers
Visit a bird sanctuary Island
All water taxi transport
Daily luggage transfers
All accommodation - en suite bathrooms, private balconies
Daily packed lunches
Information pack plus map