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Our adventure combos are without a doubt the best way to experience the Marlborough Sounds if you have limited time. With our One Day Link Pathway Freedom Combo you can experience all the iconic activities of the spectacular Queen Charlotte Sound in just one day, independently.

This unique trip combines a freedom kayak rental in the morning with an independent walk or mountain bike ride on the new Link Pathway from Ngakuta Bay to Picton in the afternoon - a fantastic adventure awaits!

Experience Picton's newest tourism attraction - the stunning Link Pathway. The one day freedom tour combines a kayak rental in the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound with an independent walk or bike ride on The Link Pathway.

Meet at the Wilderness Guides HQ on the Picton Waterfront for your kayak briefing at 9am (time may vary - please check on booking). Freedom kayak either from Picton Harbour or from Ngakuta Bay (weather dependent) enjoying the sights and sounds of this beautiful area including the iconic Governors Bay. You are soon exploring the shoreline, spotting rays and sea birds and enjoying the lush native bush near the water's edge. Your kayak concludes at Ngakuta Bay by 12.30pm.

It's time to trade your paddle for walking boots or bike for an afternoon's adventure along the Link Pathway, which you can join from Ngakuta Bay. This project beganin 2005 with a desire by inner Marlborough Sounds residents to see pathways established between local communities. It's now ready to share with visitors as well as locals and offers views to rival the more well-known Queen Charlotte Track.

This is a moderately easy walk or bike ride - walk time 3-4 hours; ride time 2-3 hours.

Return time to Picton approx. 5pm. 

Kayak Route Map



TOUR TIMES: 8.30am to 4.30pm

Approx Return to Picton time: 4.30pm

Minimum number of persons: 2


$85NZ per person (walk) and $125NZ per person (bike)

Minimum two persons required.

NB. If you are a solo traveller please contact us to check if we have a trip departing as we often have trips going you can join.


We supply double kayaks (singles on request for experienced paddlers only), PFDs (lifejackets), splash jackets, booties, spray decks and dry bags (including for your camera) plus lunch for you to take with you on your walk or bike ride. Mountain bike hire included if opting for the ride on The Link Pathway.

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