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!
This section of the walkway follows the ridgeline between the two Sounds so there is a bit of up and down along the way and its the highest section of the walk so getting to a comfortable bed means you need to come down the hill! When planning your trip it may be useful to bear this in mind and try not to make it too big a day! Ngahere Hou is accessed from the walkway where the powerlines cross the track opposite Ruakaka Bay, Look for our sign…..
From the walkway you’ll find us where the power lines cross the Track into Ruakaka Bay and then by following the powerlines track down the hill for about 200m where you’ll see another sign, you take our track on your right following the yellow ties in the trees from there to our gate, which is about half the way down the hill.
It’s about 25-30 minutes down and 30-40 minutes back up to the track from here.
Ngahere Hou is about 4 to 4.5 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 Torea Bay.
There are a number of water taxi operators, more information for transfers:
We can pick you and/or your luggage up for free at Torea Bay/Portage. Just let us know and we’ll be there to meet you!
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