• Free daily luggage / pack transfer between accommodation
  • Full choice of drop off and pick up points along the track
  • Swift smooth transfers in a modern luxury catamaran
  • Experienced skipper and crew, knowledgeable commentary
  • Free tea and coffee as you cruise
  • View abundant sea and bird life as you cruise
  • Freedom walk or guided walk packages
Queen Charlotte Sounds with the Cougar Line

Queen Charlotte Track Walk, Bike & Kayak Options

Experiencing the Queen Charlotte Track could not be easier than with the Cougar Line - simply book your place on our boat, tell us where you want to go, hand us your pack, sit back and enjoy the wonder of the Queen Charlotte Sounds and track.

Step aboard, hand us your pack, and we’ll show you the most memorable way to experience the Queen Charlotte Walking Track in the spectacular Marlborough Sounds relax in our luxury catamaran as we slip away from Picton into this tranquil natural world. Choose a cove to begin your discovery of this classic New Zealand walk.






Let the Cougar Line carry your pack for you. With over 21 years of taking walkers to and from the track we have streamlined a system whereby all you need is a small day pack and when you arrive at your next destination your luggage is waiting for you. Carry only your camera and needs for the day – Cougar Line sends on your luggage, whether to lodge, resort, friendly homestay, backpackers or campsite.

It’s no wonder Queen Charlotte Track attracts travellers from all over the world. Cougar Line is the best way to discover it in freedom.

Queen Charlotte Track Land Access Fee

The Queen Charlotte Track is a unique partnership between
the Department of Conversation, Marlborough District council and private land owners.

As of 1 July 2010, a Queen Charlotte Track Land Cooperative (Q.C.T.L.C) ticket is required for all Q.C.T.L.C private land only between Kenepuru Saddle and Anakiwa. The fee contributes to track maintenance, enhancement and access.

Ticket Fees:
$18 for a 4 Day or Multi Day Pass
$12 for a 1 Day Pass
$25 for a Season Pass

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