Bob’s Cove Track & Nature Walk
Mountain bike - Easy
20 mins one way (walking)
Bob’s Cove (Te Punatapu, the sacred waters) offers lakeshore walks, historic sites, swimming beaches and fishing.
The cove was a campsite for Maori on the greenstone / pounamu trail to the head of the lake. In the 1870s, seven limekilns were built here to burn limestone for building mortar and agricultural fertiliser. One intact kiln can still be seen alongside the track. Native red beech / tawhi raunui was extensively logged for this industry and gum trees were planted to provide future firewood.
This track connects to the Twelve Mile Delta Track.
Mountain biking this track
14 km from Queenstown on the Glenorchy Rd.
Mountain biking and cycling
Dogs are allowed in Bobs Cove Recreation Reserve, but must be on a lead.
Time: 20 mins return
For mountain bikers the track is undulating with one steep climb.
This is a shared-use track. Follow the mountain bikers code: respect others, respect the rules, respect the track.
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