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Picton: Top of the World Walk - Torea Bay to Punga Cove

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Experience an amazing scenic walk set deep within the stunning Queen Charlotte Sounds for an adventure that will literally leave you feeling on top of the world!

Highlights

  • Experience the Queen Charlotte Sounds renowned for its spectacular views, drowned river valleys and lush coastal forests
  • Board a water taxi and venture across the crystal clear waters of the Sound towards the beautiful Torea Bay
  • Walk to Punga Cove through outstanding scenery, challenging terrain and panoramic views of Kenepuru and Queen Charlotte Sounds
  • Sit back and relax at the historic Boatshed Café & Bar following your epic walk

Set deep within the heart of the Marlborough Sounds lies the Queen Charlotte Sounds renowned for its spectacular views, drowned river valleys and lush coastal forests.

You're adventure will begin from the pretty coastal town of Picton as you board a water taxi and venture across the crystal clear waters of the Sound towards the beautiful Torea Bay.

The 23 kilometre walk to Punga Cove offers outstanding scenery, challenging terrain and panoramic views of Kenepuru and Queen Charlotte Sounds. This exceptional walk is the finest and most diverse coastal track in New Zealand and is steeped in rich Maori and European history.

On arrival at Punga Cove, a meal and refreshments can be purchased from the historic Boatshed Café & Bar. Sit back, relax and feel the tranquility as you reflect on your days epic adventure. At 4.20-4.30pm board the boat at the Punga Cove Wharf for your relaxing and scenic cruise ride back to Picton, arriving back between 5.30pm and 6pm.

This walk is a once in a lifetime experience that will literally leave you feeling on top of the world!

Adult $89.00
Child $53.00 (5-14 years old)
Infant $0.00 (0-4 years old)

Location

  • Departs from Beachcomber Cruises - The Waterfront, Corner of London Quay and Wellington St, Picton.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • IMPORTANT - Please Note: Due to the nature of our trips we have a strict check-in policy. All participants must arrive and check-in at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled trip time. Failure to do so may result in the forfeit of your ticket and will be strictly non-refundable or transferable.

    Please Note: The land between Torea Bay and Punga Cove is privately owned and a Land Pass is required to travel this land. The Land Pass is $12.00 per Adult, with Children up to the age of 18 years old freeof charge. The Land Passes can be purchased in the office on the day of departure.

    Hot Deal Specials: The operator in very rare occasions, not withstanding all endeavours, may have to reschedule the time slightly if load requirements dictate and or refund on rare occasions.

    Available to purchase for $6 in the office before you depart are Beachcomber Cruises keep cups, we no longer use single use cups on board our vessels due the huge environmental impact. Upon purchase of a Beachcomber Cruises keep cup guests can enjoy tea and coffee onboard for the duration of the tour.


  • Ages: Child prices apply to ages 5-14 years old. Infants aged 0-4 years old are free of charge.

    Parking: Car parking can be found at the bottom of Wellington Street and is $5.00 per day, Please pay as you park by entering your number plate in the machine.

    Beachcomber Cruises Terms and Conditions:

    A refund of the total price less 10% will be given if booking is cancelled 48 hours in advance. Bookings cancelled within 48 hours, no refund due.

    Beachcomber Cruises reserves the right to amend timetables, cancel departures, substitute plant and equipment and alter ticket prices without prior notification.

    Bookme's own terms and conditions also apply.

Available Bookings from 01 Oct to 07 Oct 2022

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  • Adult$60.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$53.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$53.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$60.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$53.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$60.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$53.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$69.90 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$53.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$70.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$53.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$53.00
  • Infant Free

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.7

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Corey from United States wrote on 04 April 2017

Great Day Hike!

The hike was great and definitely one of the best we've done in all of NZ! The distance was just right, not too far for one day and not too much elevation gain/loss either. After the ferry you have a 15 minute walk up a road to the starting point and then at the end you have a 15 minute walk down another dirt road to the resort you get picked up from. Other than that you're basically on top of the Ridge the whole way. We definitely recommend the short (but steep) side trek up to the Eatwells lookout!

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Emma Morris from New Zealand wrote on 12 January 2022

Torea Bay to Punga Cove

Excellent one day hiking trip. Bring your sunscreen and walking legs because it can be a long, hot journey 😊

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birgith1 from New Zealand wrote on 04 December 2019

A really nice walk

I enjoyed the walk so much. I walked by myself and I didn’t meet a lot of other people. You can enjoy the time by yourself and the amazing quiet time. Sometimes the sign are not so clear where do you have to go next but with a good orientation it’s okay.

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kate zevenhuizen from New Zealand wrote on 11 May 2019

Great Trip

Boat ride was great, hike was great too!

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From Picton: Top of the World Walk - Torea Bay to Punga Cove

Hi Ada , We are glad you enjoyed the top of the world walk. Kind Regards, Hayley

Sara from Germany wrote on 19 November 2018

Amazing!

It was a beautiful 8h walk. We just made it in time. We had about 3 stops, also went up to the eatwell lookout which was the highlight of the track. We only met people who went the other way. In our opinion walking from torea bay to punga cove is much better. We are just 2 girls with an average fitness level - so it is possible to make it in time - but don’t take too many breaks.

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From Picton: Top of the World Walk - Torea Bay to Punga Cove

Thank you for your taking the time to write us a review ! We are glad to hear you enjoy the Torea to Punga walk. Kind Regards, Reservations

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