Queen Charlotte Track

New Zealand New Zealand

Worth knowing

The Queen Charlotte Track runs for a length of 68 kilometers through New Zealand.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as easy and it usually takes 3 days to walk the Queen Charlotte Track.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way a problem depending on the season.
Reliable water points are not always available, as these may have dried out.
You should definitely plan ahead and get informed here!

On the trail you are completely self-sufficient..
There are no grocery stores along the way, so you have to take all the food you need with you for the entire trail.

You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp, in guesthouses/hotels along the way and on campsites.

Wild camping is not allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently prohibited. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Queen Charlotte Track

68 km
Elevation gain
2.200 m
Elevation loss
2.200 m
Highest Point
470 m
Lowest Point
0 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
68 km
2.200 m
2.200 m
470 m
0 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Queen Charlotte Track
  • in a tent/tarp
  • in guesthouses/hotels along the way
  • on campsites
Solitude on the Queen Charlotte Track
Moderate contact with other people and only occasionally with settlements

The best time to hike the Queen Charlotte Track is:


Arrival to the Queen Charlotte Track

You will arrive via Christchurch International Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Fähre / Mietwagen. Duration approx. 6 hours.

Departure from the Queen Charlotte Track

Departure is via Christchurch International Airport.

You can get to the airport per Mietwagen. Takes about 4 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Queen Charlotte Track

What else you should know about the Queen Charlotte Track

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