Bob's Bay Track

Bob's Bay Track



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Time: 30 min

The Bob's Bay track (30 minutes return) is an easy walk that follows the coastline from Shelley Beach to Bob's Bay.


Feature Value Info


Marlborough District Council

Local government organisation


South IslandMarlboroughPicton / Marlborough Sounds


  • Walking
  • Free


Mike Fricker's avatar

Mike Fricker

Ranking: 9/10

05Oct18. A nice walk in the bush to the beach. Take care, there have been a few slips on the way.
It joins up with the Snout Track, see separate review.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

Emma-Janes Hughes's avatar

Emma-Janes Hughes


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful views of Picton harbour and hills. Moderately difficult walk, but well worth it to Bob's Bay. We were sorry we did not bring a picnic!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

Hector Sharp's avatar

Hector Sharp


Ranking: 7/10

Easy walk and spectacular views along the way.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Wei-Chin Chen's avatar

Wei-Chin Chen


Ranking: 7/10

Nice walk if you have got some time in Picton, but not a must.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Robyn Hallowell

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Nice place for a morning run. Can be busy later in the day.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in November 2015

Crousse's avatar



Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful lake, we were quasi alone - very quiet.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Laina Black's avatar

Laina Black


Ranking: 7/10

A nice easy stroll, with great views over the harbour.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Agnes McMillan

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Recommended by personnel at Endeavour Express. Lovely walk through native bush.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Graham Jones

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

1 hour return walk. See ferry from Wellington docking at Picton.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

Derek Puplett's avatar

Derek Puplett


Ranking: 7/10

A reasonable short walk, but Bob's Bay was underwhelming. Not really sure it was worth the effort, but OK to pass an hour or so.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Cymen Crick

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