1 Day Kayak & Bike
- Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Picton
- Product code: 1DK&B
Meet at our office at 8.30am, time for a spot of paperwork and then we depart for our launch point at Ngakuta Bay, just 20 minutes scenic drive from Picton. This trip takes you away from the harbour environs to the truly spectacular western end of the Sound where there is less boat traffic and many beautiful bays and coves to explore as well as wildlife to see.
After a detailed safety briefing, it is time to set off on a great day's adventure. Your combo begins with a guided sea kayak tour in what is truly some of the best paddling in the Marlborough Sounds in the western arm of Queen Charlotte Sound. Within a short time you are exploring the shoreline, spotting rays and sea birds and learning about the lush native bush near the water's edge.
Your kayak tour concludes a few hours later at the small settlement of Anakiwa. Here you collect your mountain bike, get some instruction for the ride ahead and then depart on your independent bike of the Queen Charlotte Track from Anakiwa to Mistletoe Bay. This section of the track passes through some of the nicest bush of the whole 71km walk and is an exhilarating ride of around 2-3 hours (11km). Views, bush, beaches - this section of the track has it all!
At the conclusion of the Queen Charlotte Track, you ride down to Mistletoe Bay in time for collection by a water taxi at 4pm to return to Picton. It's a great way to finish - a thrilling boat ride with fantastic views back towards where you've been.
Return time to Picton approx. 4.30pm.