QC Track

The Kenepuru Sound from the Walkway at our access track

The Queen Charlotte Track is one of the premier multi day walks in New Zealand. Starting with the historic James Cook memorial at Ships Cove and ending at the Outward Bound School at Anakiwa. Taking 3-5 days to walk or two to cycle, we’re right in the middle of the track – a good place to take a break and refresh for the second half of the hike!

The Kenepuru Sound from Eatwells lookout

Currently we are using the electricity supply track as our access (see below) while our own access track is being created. This new one won’t be as steep or unprotected from the weather. Look for our sign…..

When you’re looking for a sign…. this is it!

From the walkway you’ll find us where the power lines cross the walkway into Ruakaka Bay and then by following the track down the hill from there to our gate about two thirds of the way down. It’s about 15-20 minutes down and 25 minutes back up to the track from here.

This is the access track to Ngahere Hou, we’re at the lower left just above the powerlines

Ngahere Hou is about 3.5 to 4 hours to either Camp Bay (Punga Cove) or Torea Saddle (Portage). Below are the walking times provided by DOC:

  • Ship Cove to Endeavour inlet 15kms (5 hours), 
  • Endeavour Inlet to Camp Bay (Punga Cove) 11.5kms 4 Hours, 
  • Camp Bay to Ngahere Hou 11kms 3.5hrs, 
  • Ngahere Hou to Torea Saddle (Portage) 12 kms 4hrs
  • Torea Saddle to Mistletoe Bay (Te Mahia) 8kms 4hrs
  • Mistletoe Bay to Anakiwa 12.5 kms 4 hrs.

We do free luggage transfers to and from Punga Cove and Torea Bay.

more information regarding the track is here on the Department of Conservation site and the official Queen Charlotte Track site

There are a number of water taxi operators, more information for transfers:


Picton Watertaxis

The beachcomber


We can pick you and/or your luggage up for free at either Punga Cove or Torea Bay/Portage. Just let us know and we’ll be there to meet you!

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