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  1. New Zealand
  2. Marlborough, New Zealand
  3. Picton
  4. Queen Charlotte Sound / Tōtaranui

Marlborough Sounds Guided Kayak and Freedom Walk Tour

Product ID: 312923
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Spend your morning on a guided kayaking trip towards Mistletoe Bay, followed by an afternoon of hiking the Queen Charlotte Track. Pass by spectacular landscape views, meet the local wildlife, and spend a brilliant day out in the fresh air and nature.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the lush beaches and bays of the Queen Charlotte Sound
  • Take in spectacular views from the Grove Arm Lookout on the Queen Charlotte Track
  • Learn about some of the local history from your knowledgable guide
Full description
Maximize your time in this brilliant area with a half day of guided sea kayaking, followed by a half day of freedom walking on the popular Queen Charlotte Track. Your day starts with a safety briefing and getting kitted up before heading down to the beach. After a quick paddling introduction, you’ll head out onto the water.  

From Anakiwa, head off along the North Coastline towards Mistletoe Bay, where you’ll encounter some local bird life and, if you’re lucky, some marine mammals. Arrive at Mistletoe Bay around lunchtime, where you’ll say goodbye to your kayaks and guide and head off for your freedom walk.  

Walk back to Anakiwa following old bridle paths high above the water along Queen Charlotte Track, offering you a very different perspective than from the water. Pass by stunning views, contrasting landscapes, historical landmarks, and a wonderful variety of native bush and wildlife. The final hour of walking is on an easy path through mature beech forest to Anakiwa.
  • Professional guide
  • All kayaking equipment
  • Showers
  • 1 small dry bag per double kayak
  • Track pass
Not suitable for
  • Children under 11 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Water
Not allowed
  • Jeans
Know before you go
You will get wet up to the mid-shin when getting into your kayak, so please wear footwear that can get wet or go barefoot.