One of the many reasons we came to the Sounds was to walk part of the Queen Charlotte Track. We’ve both been to New Zealand a few times (skiing, bike riding) but never really to tramp. You could probably argue easily that we still haven’t done any serious tramping but it was good to get in a couple of day walks and check out the tracks and scenery.
The Queen Charlotte Track is a reasonably easy walk and runs mostly along the ridge between Kenepuru and Queen Charlotte Sounds for 71km. We chose to walk from Craglee to Camp Bay which took us about five hours. After quite a steep ascent for an hour, we joined the official track and began to enjoy views of both the Sounds.
For lunch we deviated off the track a little to Eatwells Lookout where we enjoyed a great sandwich and almost 360-degree views of the Sounds.
We finally descended through the ferns to Camp Bay where we caught the boat at Punga Cove Resort back to Craglee.
Topped off a great day with a bath under the stars and a little proposal…