picton Walking Tracks

Tirohanga Track [5.5km – 2hrs loop]

This is a short, but steep walking track that offers the best views over Picton itself and the surrounding Queen Charlotte Sound. This is definitely one of the must do’s in Picton!

Snout Track [9.3km – 3hrs return]

The Snout track is an out and back trail located in Picton and starts from the Victoria Domain (accessible by car – there are also Picnic tables at the car park, where you can enjoy a glimpse of the Marlborough Sounds). It is a lovely walk through some native bush.

Kaipupu Point [2.7km – 2hrs loop]

This is Picton’s “mainland island” and a big community project to aim to restore 40ha of land. The “island” is closed off with a predator proof fence. There is lots of birdlife to observe along the circular track. To access the track you have to catch one of the local water taxis (only about a 10min boat ride) – totally worth a visit!

Karaka Wildlife Sanctuary [1km – 15min one way]

This is only a 10-minute walk from the carpark. Along the track you pass several historic Maori pa sites. At the end of the track you can go right down to the beach or have a little picnic at one of the benches provided. It is a lovely spot that offers you stunning views over the Queen Charlotte Sound.