4 Day Winter Package
- Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
- Location: Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand
- Product code: 4DayWinter
A packed lunch is included each day and generally consists of a filled roll or sandwich, a muesli bar or muffin, a piece of cake or similar, some trail mix and a piece of fruit such as an apple or orange. If you think that you would like more than this you are able to bring a long your own snacks but please note that there is nowhere along the track during the day where you can purchase additional food items.
The lodges provide options for evening meals at your own cost in their restaurant. Each lodge also has an extensive range of local New Zealand wine and beer. Breakfasts, either continental or cooked is available each morning. The lodges accept cash and credit cards.
When you arrive back to Picton around 4pm you will be met by us and returned back your accommodation.
Day 1 - Picton - Ships Cove to Furneaux Lodge
Approx walking time- 16Km's - 5.5 hours
Pick up from local accommodation 8.30am.
Water taxi transfer from Picton 9am.
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. Accommodation is twin share private en suite cottages.
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.
Kayaks available once you arrive.
Tonight's accommodation at Punga cove is in Koru Studio's twin share, private en suite rooms.
DAY 3 - Punga Cove to Portage Hotel
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.
For those that feel like a rest, the option of taking a water taxi to lodge to lodge is available (extra cost).
Accommodation this evening is at Portage Hotel in private rooms with attached en suites.
DAY 4 - Portage Resort to Anakiwa - Picton
Approx walking time- 20Km's - 7 hours
Begin the day by walking up to the highest point of the track and one of the most scenic viewpoints.
A mixture of established native beech trees and regenerating forest makes up todays walk. In the afternoon it is an easy stroll down to Anakiwa where you water taxi will take you back to Picton returning about 4pm. We will meet you off the boat in Picton around 4pm and return you to your accommodation in town.
Please note all bookings are on a request basis and confirmation booking will be sent.