An ideal combination of guided and independent sea kayaking. Maybe you have never sea kayaked before, or perhaps you would like to spend some time becoming familiar with the area before exploring with your paddling partner on your own.
Paddling the Southern end of the Queen Charlotte Sound is easily achievable in two days. You will be able to explore magical bush-clad coves and bays, spot some of the plentiful bird life and marine mammals along the way and relax overnight at Lochmara Lodge or Mistletoe Bay Eco-Village.
Lochmara Lodge offers twin share en-suite accommodation set in the native bush-covered hills on the tranquil shores of the Queen Charlotte Sound. The homestead has four double ensuite rooms and seven self contained units - all with views of the bay. Unique and breathtakingly beautiful, Lochmara Lodge is accessible only by boat or from the world-famous Queen Charlotte Track. You can check out Lochmara Lodge on www.lochmaralodge.co.nz
Mistletoe Bay Eco-Village is an innovative development nestled in the beautiful and sheltered Mistletoe Bay. They offer accommodation which combines rustic luxury and environmental sustainability with private bathrooms, solar-powered hot water systems, waste recycling and water recycling. Environmental sustainability and promoting conservation are at the core of the resort’s ethos and objectives. You can check out Mistletoe Bay Eco-Village on http://www.mistletoebay.co.nz
Within easy paddling distance of Picton, you can enjoy a fantastic two day itinerary that combines the best of both guided and independent sea kayaking.
Departs Picton: 9.00am on Day One
Returns to Picton: 4.30pm on Day Two