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The Snout Point,this is just a walk out to the point in the Queen Charlotte Sounds. If you time it wright you might see the Picton to Wellington ferry sailing by

Quick Facts

        • Location: South Island NZ
        • Distance: 12 km
        • Time needed: 2 Hours one way
        • Difficulty: Easy
        • Wheelchair Access: No
        • Route: Round Trip
        • Elevation: 129m
        • Wet Feet: No
        • Toilets: Yes
        • Dogs: No
        • Mobile Coverage: Yes
        • Last Updated: November, 2019
  • Track Highlights

    Snout Point,this is just a walk out to the point through light scrub and bush. There are a lot of good view of the inner Picton Harbour and Queen Charlotte Sounds.
    It your timing is right you will get the best views of the Picton to Wellington ferry sailing in and out of Picton Harbour.
    This is a good walk to fill in time

  • Track Quality

    This track is well maintained track very easy walking even in the rain

  • Hazards

    Unknown

  • Transport

    Unknown

  • Water

    No water
    Toilets are at the Start of walk, Bob’s Bay and at marker 5

  • Driving Instructions

    No need to drive, from down town picton walk to the marina, were you book and catch the water taxi out to Queen Charlotte Sounds. There is a pedestrian bridge over to the other side of the bay. Keep to the left and walk past the old sailing ship, which is now a restaurant.
    Walk down this road past the pick nick area to the boat sheds. Squeeze past the last shed and on the walk way.

  • Shops or Restaurants nearby

    Plenty of restaurants and shopping in Picton

  • Area & Track History

    Unknown

  • Best Things To Do near this walk

  • Map location of The Snout Walk

    Map of walk

Points of interest along the walk

In the map above, if you zoom in on the walk, you’ll see all the following track points and their location. Each point has photos along with a description about each one.

Point 1: Start of The Snout Point Walk

No need to drive, from down town picton walk to the marina, were you book and catch the water taxi out to Queen Charlotte Sounds. There is a pedestrian bridge over to the other side of the bay. Keep to the left and walk past the old sailing ship, which is now a restaurant.
Walk down this road past the pick nick area to the boat sheds. Squeeze past the last shed and on the walk way.

Point 2: Bob’s Bay

20 Minutes, to the first turnoff to Bob’s bay.
Straight ahead is a short 3 Minutes Walk down to Bob’s bay, to the right is the way you will walk later. The bay is not that isolated, you night have to shear it with all the other tourist and locals.

Point 3: The Bush Walk

Up the steep hill to the gravel road, about an 8 Minute climb.
Turn to the left and on to the next gate. As you can see in the next two photos, picton is very famous for growing Gorse. You need a university degree to grow this stuff.
4 Minutes If only the Gorse was cut down, you would see a lot more of the sounds. In a year or so, you will be lucky to see the sky.
You could park your car up at this end of the road, If you did, don’t expect to find your car in one piece when you get back.
10 Minutes, now the walk starts. 120 Mt up to the look out and a seat.
Because there is no gorse along this section of walk, you can catch a view or two of the Queen Charlotte sounds.

Point 4: The Snout Lookout

25 Minutes should see you at Snout point
IF you feel like walking back a different way, walk back to the second gate look for the mountain bike tracks on your left running down hill to the new housing suburb, From there walk out to Waikawa Rd and then walk or Catch a Taxi or a buss back into Picton

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