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Picton: Natures Best Walk - Ship Cove to Furneaux Lodge


Embark on a magical adventure into the great outdoors with this scenic walk and cruise set in the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sounds.


  • Begin with a relaxing cruise which will take you along the magnificent Queen Charlotte Sound to Ship Cove
  • Explore this beautiful and historic sheltered bay
  • Observe the Oyster Catchers and Weka and read the information boards about Captain Cook and the Maori History
  • Take time out to relax and marvel at the pristine scenery of Tawa Saddle

Departing from the pretty coastal town of Picton, your journey will begin with a relaxing cruise which will take you along the magnificent Queen Charlotte Sound to Ship Cove.

Explore this beautiful and historic sheltered bay with lush forest backdrop where Captain Cook once resided. Observe the Oyster Catchers and Weka and have a glance at the many information boards about Captain Cook and the Maori History.

At Tawa Saddle you can take time out to relax and marvel at the pristine scenery that surrounds you, glare at the crystal clear sea waters and let lifes troubles wash away with the tide.

On arrival at Furneaux Lodge a warm welcome with refreshments awaits you before boarding back onto your cruise vessel at 4:00pm for your relaxing journey back to Picton.

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


  • Approximately 5.5 hours walking time


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

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • 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.

    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.

    Duration: Approximately 5.5 hours walking time - 17 kms.

    Departure: Departs Picton at 9am. Pick up from Furneaux Lodge is between 4.00pm and 4.15pm, returning to Picton between 5.30pm and 6.00pm.

    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 to 14. Infants aged 0 to 4 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 24 May to 30 May 2022

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Tue 24 May
Wed 25 May
Thu 26 May
Fri 27 May
Sat 28 May
Sun 29 May
Mon 30 May

  • Adult$68.00
  • Child$53.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$53.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$68.00
  • Child$53.00
  • Infant Free

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

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


26 reviews

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Pierre-Antoine LAHAROTTE from France wrote on 28 April 2020

great sunny experience

Everything was good. The skipper has a lot of entertaining story to relate during the trip and the landscape is wonderful. Even if the track changed, we have enough time to reach easily Furneaux Lodge.

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nicolem15 from New Zealand wrote on 20 March 2022

Great day walk

Wonderful day walk. Added bonus was the boat trip there and back.

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Nikiwe Arthur from New Zealand wrote on 03 March 2022

Fabulous walk

Boat cruise was super informative, dropped us to Ship Cove right on time. Walk was amazing with some great views over the sounds. Ample time to get to the pick up point and a smooth trip home. Really enjoyed the day.

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emilya4 from New Zealand wrote on 09 January 2022

Beautiful cruise + walk

Very happy with this purchase. Great cruise through the sounds, with friendly and informative guide Phil. Walk from ships cove to furneaux was fantastic, nice gentle grade the entire way through. Track is mostly in forest but great views here and there. Got to picnic with some weka birds. Says 5.5hrs walking but we were a bit quicker, had time to grab a beer and some snacks at the idyllic furneaux lodge at the end. Would 100% recommend!

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julieg22 from New Zealand wrote on 25 April 2021


What an awesome experience. I’ve lived in Blenheim for 20 years and it’s my first time out walking this part of the sounds. We live in a stunning part of this world and should never take it for granted. From the boat ride out, which we got to learn some history on the way to sitting at Furneux lodge having a cider after a big walk with the sun on our face....10/10 in my eyes. Beautiful relaxing boat ride home. The guy that took us both ways was very nice and approachable as well.

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      Infant * 0-4 years old

        *This option must be made together with another price type.

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