Independent Walks

As a general rule, if you are more independent of spirit but would still like certain elements such as your accommodation, transport and daily lunch arranged, then the independent packages are for you. Our Premier and Five Star options also cater for those who would like meals included. We also have Standard and Upgrade options available depending on the type of accommodation you seek and your budget. Standard packages feature simple ensuite-style accommodation, normally without a view of the ocean, while Upgrades will ensure you have a sea view from your more modern ensuite-style unit.


We have designed a wide range of packages with varying inclusions to suit every need and budget for the Queen Charlotte Track. Check out our quick reference table below to help choose the right package for you.

Which Independent Walk Is Right For Me?


(N/A for Day walks)

Standard Independent Walk Upgrade Independent Walk Premier Independent Walk 5 Star Independent Walk Classic Guided Walk Premier Guided Walk 5 Star Guided Walk
Pre-trip briefing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Information pack Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Knowledgeable local guide No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Pick up/drop off from Picton accommodation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Water transport to the start and back from the end of the track Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Water transport to/from the track EACH DAY No No No Yes No No Yes
Meal inclusions Lunch only Lunch only Dinner & breakfast Dinner & breakfast Lunch only Dinner & breakfast Dinner & breakfast
Accommodation type Standard ensuite Upgrade ensuite Upgrade ensuite Upgrade ensuite Standard ensuite Upgrade ensuite 5 Star ensuite
Included on every walk: Packed lunch (on each walking day) | Luggage transfers | Queen Charlotte Track private land pass

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