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Walk, Bike or Kayak?
How many days you wish to spend on the track? Many visitors choose to hike the track over 4 days / 3 nights, or choose a guided or unguided walk or bike where everything is arranged.
Choose your accommodation
Reservations are ESSENTIAL - choose from campsites, backpackers, resorts & lodges or comfortable homestays along the track.
Book your transport
Use our EASY booking/enquiry form to book your Cougar Line transport for the duration of your stay on the track. We carry your pack each day free of charge to your accommodation along the track.
Walk Options Round Trip Track Pass Package & Guided Walk Options Daily Track Transfers Pack Transfers
Bike Options Round Trip Track Pass Daily Track Transfers Pack Transfers Kayak Options Daily Track Transfers
5 hr Cruise & Walk 4 hr Cruise & Walk 3 hr Cruise & Walk 2 hr Cruise & Walk 1 hr Cruise & Walk Half Day Cruise & Walk Cruise & Walk or BikeDiscover Ship Cove
Early Bird Eco Cruise 3 hr Sounds Delivery Cruise Ship Cove Picnic Cruise & Cuisine Corporate Cruise
Queen Charlotte Track Picton Blenheim
Transport options Day Trip options Cruise options
Experiencing the Queen Charlotte Track could not be easier than with the Cougar Line. Booking your transport with the Marlborough Sounds premier water transport company, the Cougar Line, is simple - book your place on our boat, tell us where you want to go, hand us your pack and sit back and enjoy the wonder of the Queen Charlotte Sounds and track.
Open all year round. Marlborough’s temperate climate allows good walking conditions for people of all ages. Most choosing 4 day / 3 night options.
With over 20 years experience, Cougar Line is well recognised as the major water transportation company to the Queen Charlotte Track. We offer a wide choice of daily scheduled departures on board our modern catamarans and we are the first and fastest to and from the track each day.
Cougar line works in close association with the ZIP team working out at Bottle Rock in the Queen Charlotte Sound. For more information please read the annual report in ebook form attached here. Interesting developments are taking place in this ground breaking project.
Jill Evans the co- owner /director of Cougar Line is also a founding steering group member of Picton Dawn Chorus. Picton is aiming to be the first predator free town in New Zealand - www.pictondawnchorus.nz - follow us on facebook and share with your friends.