The 71km Queen Charlotte Track passes through lush coastal forest, historic bays, and has breathtaking views of the Marlborough Sounds throughout. Cougar Line is the Marlborough Sounds premier water transportation company and is the start of your Queen Charlotte Track experience. Book your place on our boat, tell us where you want to go, hand us your pack and sit back and enjoy the wonder of the Queen Charlotte Sounds and track. Providing fast and efficient water transport service to all resorts, lodges and private homes along the Queen Charlotte Sound, whether you want to walk, bike, kayak or simply cruise. With scheduled daily departures Cougar Line has gained a reputation for quality vessels and outstanding service.
The Queen Charlotte Track passes through lush coastal forest, historic bays & along skyline ridges with breathtaking views of the Queen Charlotte Sounds. A truly unique environmental, cultural and lifestyle experience for even the most seasoned hiker
The Round Trip Track Pass with Cougar Line is the easiest and most economical way to walk the Queen Charlotte Track. Cougar Line will take you to any entry point on the track and return you from any exit point on quality vessels with experienced Skippers.
Included in this pass is a free transfer across Endeavour Inlet from Furneaux Lodge to Punga Cove and the free transfer of your luggage to your accommodation along the way. You need only carry a day-pack as you enjoy the spectacular Queen Charlotte Track each day!
The 71km Queen Charlotte Track passes through lush coastal forest, historic bays, and has breathtaking views of the Marlborough Sounds throughout. An incredible environmental, cultural and lifestyle experience to even the most seasoned mountain biker
Mountain bikers of all levels will revel in the undulating landscape of the Queen Charlotte Track. The track can be comfortably ridden from Ship Cove to Anakiwa in 2 – 3 days (depending on your fitness level). There are challenging climbs and descents for the experienced, or easy exit points for those not wishing to ride the most technical sections.
A Round Trip Track Pass with Cougar Line will take you and your bike to and from the track. We will transfer your bike safely in bike racks on board our boats, protecting your investment. We will also transfer your luggage daily on to your choice of accom, meaning you have no bulk to carry and freedom to move throughout your adventure.
Combination biking and kayaking transfers also available.
Cougar Line, Marlborough Sounds premier water transport company, has over 30 years experience transporting people and goods to and from the Queen Charlotte track, resorts and private homes along the Marlborough Sounds. Sit back and relax as you cruise the idyllic Queen Charlotte Sound.
Step on board for a taste of the Marlborough Sounds that can’t be seen by road or on a Cook Strait crossing.
Walking the whole track is a popular challenge however, for those with limited time, we offer a range of options to capture the natural and historic world of the Queen Charlotte Track in one just day. Select a walk, and cruise the rest with Cougar Line. From 1 hour to 8 hour walks, there are walks designed to suit all fitness levels and ages.
Pricing from: Adults: $85 per person Child: $42.50 pp
Returns: approximately 4:30pm year round
5 Hour Cruise & Walk Ship Cove to Endeavour Inlet : 15km
Step ashore at Ship Cove, in the footsteps of explorer Captain Cook, for our most popular day walk. Through magnificent virgin forest you’ll emerge at the ridgeline to breathtaking views of Cook Strait and Resolution Bay, before descending to the sheltered shoreline of Endeavour Inlet
4 Hour Cruise & Walk Endeavour Inlet to Punga Cove : 12.7km
Historic Furneaux Lodge is the starting point for your walk around the head of Endeavour Inlet to Punga Cove Resort. Venture over the swing bridge into the cool embrace of abundant punga ferns along the shoreline, to the melodic call of the bellbird.
3 Hour Cruise & Walk Resolution Bay to Endeavour Inlet : 10.5km
Discover a primordial world redolent of Lord of the Rings, in the towering rain forest just behind Furneaux Lodge. This gentle walk traverses native forest over a low saddle offering a spectacular vantage point for the photographer. The gradual descent curls along the shoreline to historic Furneaux Lodge. This is a gentle option for families, or a stroll after lunch. Meander along an easy path through ancient beech forest to an enchanting waterfall. Invigorated, inspired, relax with a coffee or a glass of wine as we cruise home.
2 Hour Cruise & Walk Ship Cove to Resolution Bay : 4.5 km
A short climb reveals stunning long distance views of Cook Strait. Sub tropical virgin forest towers above the track. Survey off shore islands from a lookout and continue down the track for a pick up at remote Resolution Bay.
1 Hour Cruise & Walk Furneaux Lodge : 1km
Discover a primordial world redolent of Lord of the Rings, in the towering rain forest just behind Furneaux Lodge. This is a gentle option for families, or a stroll after lunch. Meander along an easy path through ancient beech forest to an enchanting waterfall. Invigorated, inspired, relax with a coffee or a glass of wine as we cruise home.