Lower Bobs Bay Track


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Lower Bobs Bay Track

Cliff walking track - Shelly Beach to Bobs Bay

LocationVictoria Domain beside Picton Harbour, on the right-hand side looking out from Picton Foreshore.
LengthFrom Shelly Beach the track is approximately 1 km to Bobs Bay.
GradeThe track starts at the northern end of Shelly Beach and is a walking track grade suitable for most abilities.

The terrain is undulating with some short, moderately steep sections in places.

Please note: this track has steep bluffs and children must be supervised.

The track is not suitable for mountain bikes, wheelchairs or mobility scooters.

Access points

  • From the Picton Foreshore/CBD via Coathanger Bridge.
  • Waikawa Road - Picton Marina, Shelly Beach and Memorial Park entrance.
  • Victoria Domain Ridge Road via Harbour View-Bobs Bay Track.

Points of interest

The walk to Bobs Bay offers a variety of opportunities for swimming, viewing the harbour, town and wildlife, picnics or lazing on the beach.


Toilets are situated at Shelly Beach and at Bobs Bay.


Only foot traffic is permitted along this track, however there are various other tracks on Victoria Domain available for mountain biking.


Bluffs exist along sections of this track, and in winter the track surface can become wet and muddy, so wear appropriate footwear. Children should be closely supervised.