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Time: 2 hours

Track to overlook Waikawa Bay, from the Snout Track car park, walk along the gravel road. From the road end the track climbs to the Queen Charlotte View Lookout. Extensive views can be enjoyed along the way.

Sections of this track can be slippery when wet.

Car park to Queen Charlotte View 50 mins one way; Queen Charlotte View to Snout Head 40 mins one way.

Waikawa Bay - Marlborough Sounds

Waikawa Bay - Marlborough Sounds

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View down to Waikawa bay

View down to Waikawa bay

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28 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 3.

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Terry

France

Ranking: 7/10

Really nice walk, easy access, good views.

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celine gries

France

Ranking: 8/10

A lovely walk in the Marlborough Sounds. The view is impressive at Queen Charlotte lookout. After that, the walk gets harder and slippery until Snout Head. There is a nice grassy spot at the end and a nice, but less impressive view of the Sounds.

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Kat

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Very well marked track just outside of town. Takes about 3-4 hours return.

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May

Israel

Ranking: 10/10

The Snout Track was fun. A great view and a short walk. The walk to the top was hard but then you go back down so that makes it easier. It was after a rainy day so the ground was a bit muddy but not something that would disturb the trip.

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Tom Anders

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Good, amazing spots.

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Kathrin Redl

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

First walk in New Zealand, okay but there were better ones to come, very windy on the Snout.

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Sam

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

It is ok, really nice walk. About 2 hours to get there. Not many people on the track and one of the best views I have ever seen!

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Quentin Neulens

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Amazing view of Queen Charlotte Sound and Picton. Do not miss it if you are staying several days in Picton.

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Matthew Hallowell

Ranking: 10/10

Phenomenal place for a run. Or a tramp with the kiddo. Beautiful scenery abounds.

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Livia Oberecker

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Short, nice walk.

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Ahmed Mohsen Aly

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Exhausting track but well worth the view! We even had a kiwi bro chilling with us at the end of the track as we ate jelly beans and waved at the boats.

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Benjamin

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice leg stretcher through forest area. Nice views and a very windy front end of the track.

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Verena

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice short to medium walk with a beautiful views over the Marlborough Sounds. You can get there by car and there is free parking.

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