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Snout Track - Picton

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Waikawa Bay - Marlborough Sounds

Waikawa Bay - Marlborough Sounds

Aidan Wojtas

View down to Waikawa bay

View down to Waikawa bay

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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.

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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 hig...

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.

Reviewed 11 months ago and experienced in March 2013

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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 ...

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.

Reviewed 11 months ago and experienced in March 2013

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David and Sally Wallis

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Clearly signed and well maintained.

Clearly signed and well maintained.

Reviewed 08 February 2013

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Shannon Taylor

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

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

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

Reviewed 05 January 2013

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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....

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

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in March 2012

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Heewin Otten

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful, less information on the spot and toiley was smelly and we have had better.

Beautiful, less information on the spot and toiley was smelly and we have had better.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Eveline Mestrom

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

The first half of the track was with a rewarding view. The second half was very slippery and quite difficult and the ...

The first half of the track was with a rewarding view. The second half was very slippery and quite difficult and the view on the end was not very spectacular.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Deirdre Hayes

Ireland

Ranking: 10/10

A beautiful walk along the headland - had nice weather.

A beautiful walk along the headland - had nice weather.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Claudia Jackson and Geoffroy van Roelenbosch

England

Ranking: 8/10

A nice track opposite the Queen Charlotte Sound track. Good to do if you don't have time to do the QC walk as the vie...

A nice track opposite the Queen Charlotte Sound track. Good to do if you don't have time to do the QC walk as the views are similiar, but it only takes 3-4 hours.

Reviewed 21 April 2011

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Sue Top

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Some road sections, but generally quiet, very scenic and interesting information. Good short walk (3hours).

Some road sections, but generally quiet, very scenic and interesting information. Good short walk (3hours).

Reviewed 19 April 2011

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Bob Kusesia

United States

Leave space in your schedule for just wandering - many cities have lovely parks, domain lands and botanic gardens. Albert Park in central Auckland is awesome.

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Mary Banks

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Lovely 3 hour return walk.

Lovely 3 hour return walk.

Reviewed 10 April 2011

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Colin Daniels

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Lovely walk spoilt by works going on closing the upper track but there was no warning of it being closed and so we ha...

Lovely walk spoilt by works going on closing the upper track but there was no warning of it being closed and so we had to retrace our steps - frustrating.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2010

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LucyT

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

A lovely walk with real stunning views of the Marlborough sounds. So quiet + breath taking - a little challenging at ...

A lovely walk with real stunning views of the Marlborough sounds. So quiet + breath taking - a little challenging at points but well worth it.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2009