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Day hike at Queen Charlotte track - Ship Cove to Furneaux Lodge

Summary: Whilst the 70 km Queen Charlotte track which is located at Marlborough, New Zealand can be walked in 3 - 5 days, for those short in time it is also possible to just do a section of the track in 1 day. The easy and tranquil day hike from Ship Cove to Furneaux Lodge (Endeavour Inlet) offers beautiful views of the Queen Charlotte Sound as well as an opportunity to relax half way through the hike in the secluded Schoolhouse Bay.

Rating: 4.5/5 - A beautiful day hike offering great coastal scenery

Getting there: Water taxis from Picton can take passengers on a 1 hour cruise to Ship Cove in the morning before returning to pick up passengers from Endeavour Inlet in the afternoon (I used Cougar Line).

Time: 5 hours worth of walking + a 1 - 2 hours of lazing/swimming at one of the bays.

Distance: 14km

Difficulty: Easy. (Track quality: good, Signage: great, elevation: not flat but manageable)

Facilities: Toilet, tap water (consider treating water before drinking) and mobile phone coverage are…