• Information
  • Details
  • Map
  • Reviews 23
  • Similar 9
Waikawa Bay - Marlborough Sounds

Waikawa Bay - Marlborough Sounds

Aidan Wojtas

View down to Waikawa bay

View down to Waikawa bay

SidPix

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.

map

23 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 2.

Kathrin Redl's avatar

Kathrin Redl

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

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

Sam's avatar

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!

Quentin Neulens's avatar

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.

Matthew Hallowell's avatar

Matthew Hallowell

Ranking: 10/10

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

Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees!

Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 100 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.

Get the Pass

Livia Oberecker's avatar

Livia Oberecker

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Short, nice walk.

Ahmed Mohsen Aly's avatar

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.

Benjamin's avatar

Benjamin

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

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

Thank You - to the thousands of travellers that have contributed to our Top Voted NZ Activities Map - it's free from Rankers.

Verena's avatar

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.

Timothy's avatar

Timothy

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

Lovely walk, we did not hgo all the way down to the Snout as it was not worth it. 1 hr 20 min return, but we were high tailing it. We parked at Endeavour Park and took the Waikawa Track to the right until it met up with the Snout.

Miranda's avatar

Miranda

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Park at Endeavour park, follow the Picton-Waikawa Track and it will meet the Snout Track on the left. We went to the Queen Charlotte view and back in 80 minutes, but were walking fast. The views were breathtaking.

Camping NZ App Icon

Camping NZ App ✭✭✭✭✭

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

Download Android app on Google Play Download from the App Store

David and Sally Wallis's avatar

David and Sally Wallis

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Clearly signed and well maintained.

Shannon  Taylor's avatar

Shannon Taylor

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful views, good walking path. A challenge but very rewarding.

Huw Davies's avatar

Huw Davies

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Variety of short walks that can be linked for longer walks. Well signposted, good views across Queen Charlotte Sound. Good if time is short.