• 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

Walk Options

Planning a hike on the Queen Charlotte Track with Cougar Line is easy.

You can take as many days as you wish to walk the track and with the freedom to arrange your accommodation along the way from comfortable lodges or back-packers rooms, friendly homestays or campsites Cougar Line is the best transport to help you move along the track with ease.

Round Trip Track Pass for independent hikers

The Round Trip Track Pass is the easiest and most economical way to walk the Queen Charlotte Track. This ticket will take you to any entry point on the track and return you from any exit point (view track map).

Included in this pass is the free transfer of your luggage to each accommodation along the way. You need only carry a day- pack each day. Also included is a free transfer across Endeavour Inlet from Furneaux Lodge to Punga Cove.

Please limit the pack weight to 20kg max. Travel light – supplies, meals and drinks can be purchased along the way. Arrange to leave excess luggage behind at your Picton accommodation.

Round Trip Track Pass: Drop off at any entry point on the track • Collect you from any exit point • Free transfer of luggage to accommodation along the track • Free transfer across Endeavour Inlet from Furneaux Lodge to Punga Cove • enquire about our generous group discounts

Cruise 'n walk day trips with Cougar Line

For those with limited time a Cougar Line Cruise 'n Walk is the perfect way to experience the Queen Charlotte Track. Choose from a number of walk options that are designed for all types of fitness and suitable for the entire family. From 8 hour to 1 hour walks, we have it covered.

Packaged & guided walk options

In association with The Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company we offer a packaged walk with standard or luxury twin-share accommodation, boat transfers and daily lunches included.

This is the popular 4 day Freedom Walk: www.marlboroughsounds.com

Check out this seasons special guided walk offers with The Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company

Daily track transfers

The Cougar Line's daily scheduled departures offer a chance for casual visitors to book a one way passage to the track.

In the summer there are up to four daily departures to choose from. As the track can be accessed at many different entry points the prices and times vary from bay to bay. The more popular drop-off locations are: Ship Cove • Resolution Bay • Endeavour Inlet (Furneaux Lodge, Endeavour Holiday Resort or Punga Cove) • Torea Bay • Mistletoe Bay

Track transfers: Casual visitors can book one way passage to the track • Four daily departures to choose from during the summer months

Pack transfers

Cougar Line offers a complimentary pack transfer service for every biker or walker booking a Round Trip Track Pass.

Your luggage will be transferred each day to your accommodation of choice along the track. You need only carry a day- pack each day.

Luggage is carried at the owners risk. We take every effort to care for your pack but it passes through a number of hands every day therefore Cougar Line can take no responsibility for any damage that might occur in transit.