The following self-walks do not require a Queen Charlotte Track Pass.
Peninsular Track - Located on the beach front, the Peninsular Track is a 1 hour walk with stunning views of both Mistletoe and Waterfall Bay.
James Vogel Track - The James Vogel Track is located at the far-right corner of the lower camp ground. It is a 45-minute loop walk through the forest.
Onahau Point Look Out - Take the James Vogel Track located at the far-right corner of the lower camp ground and follow the Queen Charlotte Track signs to Ships Cove and then to Onahau Point Lookout. You will find amazing views of both the Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sound.
Guided walks are available through local activity providers.
We hire out Sit-On-Top kayaks and Stand-Up paddle boards for the enjoyment of guests and day trippers. Onahau Bay is sheltered from the elements allowing a kayaking experience that the whole family can enjoy!
Hire and safe operating information:
Discover everything the Queen Charlotte Sounds has to offer with a guided or unguided sea kayaking tour. Half or full day tours can be organised through any of the following companies:
Useful Tourism Links:
Bring your own mountain bike or hire from a local Marlborough provider and enjoy riding along some of the best tracks in New Zealand along the Queen Charlotte Track.
Enjoy swimming in our sheltered bay from either the beach or off the jetty.
Mistletoe Bay is the ideal sheltered location for a spot of fishing, enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the jetty with the family or seek out one of the many secret spots along the Peninsular Track.
See these amazing creatures light up the night here at Mistletoe Bay Eco Village. When the sun goes down the driveway is illuminated with hundreds of glow worms, a much-loved experience for kids and adults alike. Phosphorescence can be see down around the wharf which at times can be spectacular, and is interactive!
Feed our friendly alpacas, Ramos who live beside the top camp ground
There is so much to discover at in and around our facility, so take the opportunity to explore the waterfront and you will discover, crabs, cockles, mussels, beautiful sea beds and vibrant starfish. Common bird sighting’s and song include Weka, Tui, Bell Birds, King Fishers, Fantails, Shags and Gannet. Venture out into the bay to find the most magical marine life, dolphins, seals, blue penguins and even orca have all been known to make an appearance.
Local providers can organise and facilitate team building exercises to suit your requirements.
In addition, the Trust can also provide a guest speaker to talk to you about the Trust’s story and activities, with a guided tour around the property. Please Note: Advance notice is required for this activity option.
Guest Speaker: Richard de Hamel Cost $200
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