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About Natural Encounters Walks
Natural Encounters Walks, have been providing walking holiday packages of the Queen Charlotte Track for many years. A uniquely different multi day walk, with a wide range of accommodation options and daily luggage transfers combined with restaurants or bar meals plus having your overnight luggage waiting for you when you arrive each day makes this walk perfect for a holiday in comfort. We are locally based in Picton, New Zealand and have a huge amount of knowledge in creating the perfect walking holiday for our guests. Our walk packages on the Queen Charlotte Track have been designed to create the maximum walking holiday in style making your experience as enjoyable as possible.
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An information pack will be provided filled with facts and info including a detailed map of the Queen Charlotte Track as well as a suggested itinerary, making your walk as easy and accessible as possible. We collect you from your accommodation in Picton, have a 30 minute briefing and give you your packed lunch for the day and drop you off at the water taxi which will be there when you return to take you back to your accommodation at the end of your walk.

The Queen Charlotte Track which takes in 70 km's of beautiful, unique New Zealand coastline is walked over 4 or 5 days.

All our our packages include, private ensuite rooms at each lodge, daily overnight luggage transfers, the boat trip to the start of the track at Ships Cove as well as return water taxi from the end of the track back to Picton.
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Lynaire K wrote a review Jan 2021
Denarau Island, Fiji2 contributions
We did a four day/three night trip with Natural Encounters and we loved it. Greg was fantastic to deal with and made it all happen without any stress. Would highly recommend Natural Encounters.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Mackenzie R wrote a review Aug 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand62 contributions12 helpful votes
Fantastic trip organised by Greg. We had a great four days walking with delicious lunches, informative friendly discussions and lovely accomodation. Greg was very helpful with other suggestions regarding our trip and went out of his way to look after us. A treat to experience Queen Charlotte like this. Thank you
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Monica Muir wrote a review Aug 2020
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We enjoyed doing a few days of the Queen Charlotte track. Greg made the trip super easy and no hassle - sorting everything out to meet our needs including a great apartment to stay at in Picton itself, Furneaux Lodge while walking, and all the water taxi transfers - including being flexible with timing to suit us. I would definitely recommend using Greg to organise the details of your trip - it was just exactly what we wanted. We saw dolphins and seals and many seabirds on the water taxis, as well as a great range of bird life while walking - the weka were very curious.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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ShonaK wrote a review Mar 2020
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4day tramp - 3 nights Lodges. This is a must - everything went like clockwork- pickups ,accommodation and beautiful scenery and bush. Lodges excellent after a day tramping. Great value and Greg was so easy to deal with - always there when needed. Would do it again!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Debbie K wrote a review Feb 2020
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We have just finished this amazing walk and it was professionally and well organised by Greg at Natural Encounters. The walk itself was stunning, the instructions clear, accommodation comfortable and prepared lunches hearty and delicious. Greg’s hospitality went above and beyond . We would highly recommend this company and this spectacular walk !
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Date of experience: January 2020
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