Bob’s Cove Bridle Track

Bob’s Cove Bridle Track



4 - 8 km return | 1 -2 hours return

The old Glenorchy Road passed this way. Schist retaining walls are still evident with some fine beech forest and occasional lake views.


Bob’s Cove is signposted on the left 13 km north of Queenstown on the road to Glenorchy. There is a large parking area with toilets.


The track follows the strip of mountain and red beech forest between the road and lakeshore. On the way you pass schist retaining walls.

Return via track, as walking the road is dangerous.

European History

The old Queenstown - Glenorchy bridle trail was the main transport route connecting the two settlements. The fine hewn schist revertments are still standing - testimony to the craftsmanship of the masons.


Feature Value Info


South IslandQueenstown RegionQueenstown Township


  • Walking
  • Free



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