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Beautiful views that's worth the slog

Want a stupendous view over Picton and the Marlborough Sounds for free? all you need is plenty of... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Adelaide, Australia
Really Rewarding

We started our journey at the Garden Terrace end, as we were staying at a campsite near here. This... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
George F
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Want a stupendous view over Picton and the Marlborough Sounds for free? all you need is plenty of puff and the view is yours. The path winds up and up from Newgate Street near the harbour and there's plenty of views on the way up....More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We started our journey at the Garden Terrace end, as we were staying at a campsite near here. This entrance to the track will show you signs to go across the stream over stepping stones, however we ended up taking our shoes off, rolling up...More

Thank George F
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

you'll start down st newgate st. and then head up the "hill top track" rather steep but definitely doable, the time on the sign is quite short though, I went with a pretty fast pace and took me a good 45min. the view up there,...More

Thank miacean
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Iz and I stayed at the Top 10 Holiday Park and strolled up this track to catch a view of Picton. Strolled is not really the term to use. At times the track was treacherous due to greasy slippery clay-like mud underfoot threatening to pitch...More

Thank dik-bardon
Reviewed 14 May 2017

What a great walk. Took about an hour+ to get to the trig point, and it was all uphill coming from Newgate Street ( near the Top Ten park entrance). It is really worth doing this walk as at the top there are incredible views...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

As the track guide says, be prepared for an incline right from the get go. However there's a bunch of strategically placed seats along the way, so you can rest if needed. And the view from the top is definitely worth it. My partner and...More

Thank Amy R
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Took my fat bum about 50 mins with a 35lbs 3yo on my back. Several spots with good views, and then you'll know you're there at the top when the great view is all there in front of you!

Thank djustinfowler
Reviewed 16 December 2016

I went up from Newgate Street (a bit of a trek from town). It's a very manageable walk - quite a lot of steps but the views are very nice on a clear day. The way down to Garden Terrace is more of a slope...More

Thank HeatherL018
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This track is suitable to most fitness levels. I started and exited from Newgate Street. Stunning view at the top! Little over half an hour one way for me to do. However, DO NOT attempt after heavy downpour or when the track is damp. Coming...More

Thank Dean018
Reviewed 9 May 2016

This hike was good to run up for some good exercise. I recommend it--especially on a clear day when you can look down on Picton.

Thank Benjamin B
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