If you want to combine fine wining and dining and sleeping in white sheets and pillows with 4 full days of tramping in one of THE MOST picturesque places in New Zealand, then doing the Queen Charlotte track as Womens Travel Adventures NZ did it, is the way to go!!
Day 1: Arrival Day
We started off our luxury adventure with lunch at Allan Scott’s Winery in Blenheim before heading over to Picton and staying the night at Sequioa Lodge Backpackers.
Julie helped me to buy a huge big load of groceries at the local supermarket and then pack it into boxes for the various days on the track. We were to make our own breakfasts, most lunches and a couple of evening meals to keep the costs down.
Day 2: Ship’s Cove to Endeavour Inlet – 16km – 5hrs
Up early the next morning we loaded the van full of our suitcases, day-packs and food boxes. On this track you get your bags transported to your accommodation by taxi-boat, all we had to carry was our day-packs.
Our taxi-boat transported us to the start of the track at Ship’s Cove and we walked around to Endeavour Inlet, about 5 hrs away, stopping on the way for lunch. Our accommodation at Furneaux Lodge had been upgraded to the Chalet accommodation which was VERY NICE! Our bags and food boxes were there waiting.
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Womens Travel Adventures NZ are just one of the women’s tour companies featured on Women Travel NZ, and Women Travel the World. They offer tours ex Auckland and some to exciting overseas venues such as Samoa and Nepal. See their current tours here