For 20 years private landowners have made their land available for the Queen Charlotte Track. The Queen Charlotte Track Land Cooperative (Q.C.T.L.C.) was formed in 2010 to help ensure the sustainability of the 70 kilometer Track.
Private landowners today make their land available for your hiking and biking enjoyment for a small fee, which helps with maintenance, improvements and access.
Please respect the land made available for your enjoyment by this special public/private partnership.
Water: No drinking water is available on
the Track. Please ensure you carry adequate water with you.
(Camp site water requires boiling.)
Please be environmentally friendly – light no fires, no hunting, firearms or dogs, no motorised access.Keep to track – camping and toilet use in designated areas only. Please no littering. Think safety and courtesy. Pass holders accept full responsibility to use the track at their own risk. Your support helps in the maintenance and improvement of the Q.C.T. and benefits all future users. ENJOY.
Mountain biking is allowed on the track all year round except for the section from Ship Cove to Kenepuru Saddle, which is closed in the busy summer season, between 1st December and 28th February
2012-13: New seat and view point between Bay of Many Coves and Black Rock Camp, new picnic table at Black Rock Camp.
2013-14: Built 2 new seats at Shamrock Ridge . Built 2 new table rest areas between Te Mahia and Torea Saddle.
2014-2016: New Picnic table " Black Rock". New double table rest area "Waima Way", new Seat "Nikau View", new Seat "Fitz's Folly". New seat at Landhaven and a second Table below "Shamrock Ridge". Beautiful Land mark signage installed.
2016-2018: Torea Saddle ANZAC memorial seat built. New seat at Gatenby Gulch and seat with viewpoint established on the way up to Shamrock Ridge. Native Plantings.