Our first priority was to hike the Queen Charlotte Track, a path people usually walk over four days.
Thursday December 28
d. AKL 9:30a VNZ8203
a. BHE 11:00a (Blenheim)
Picton Beachcomber. Laundromat.
Friday December 29
9:30a Boat check in, Cougar Line. Purchase trail passes at Adventure Company, next door.
Start Queen Charlotte Track, Meretoto/Ship Cove.
Saturday December 30
Sunday December 31
Punga Cove. Laundromat.
Monday January 1
Tuesday January 2
End Queen Charlotte Track
4:00p Boat pick up at Anakiwa
We stayed in the port town of Picton for one night before taking a boat to the start of the trail at Meretoto/Ship's Cove.
Our first port of call was Furneaux Lodge, a place that is only accessible by hiking trail or boat. Our backpacks came by boat: I must confess we didn't carry them.
We've stayed at Furneaux Lodge before, in 2006. We decided this was a good place to enjoy a rest day, so we stayed two nights. Of course, on our rest day, we hiked.
|Wobbly suspension bridge.|
|View from our room at Punga Cove.|
At the end of the trail a boat picked us up and took us back to Picton.