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Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway: Tours & Tickets

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40 Fyffe Quay | West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5641
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have done this walk a number of times - both along the top, which gives you great views over the sea and the mountains, and today we did the walk along the waterfront while the tide was out - lots of bird-life and seals...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank EkantV
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For me, South Bay in Kaikoura, is one of the most amazing places i have been. The walkway is a must do on a good day. Easy to do and very rewarding. You can start from South Bay and finish in Kaikoura or even just...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Fernas
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is worth the effort, take your lunch and fresh water, a wind,rain jacket and wear good track shoes, not slipons. There is nothing but ocean on every turn, and the whole walk can start and end from the Kaikoura township. we stopped quite often...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank BevanjP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a great afternoon walking this well marked and very scenic walk. Good shos and camera needed. The views are definitely worth a long nearly 14km walk!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank gosiaj361
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A relatively easy but long walk with stunning views and lots of seals! Watch out if you walk along the beach through the seal colony, they’re surprisingly well camouflaged against the rocks!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Sophielouwho
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cliff top walk from a parking lot at the end of the road from Kaikoura, past the Pier Hotel. Wonderful views down to the rugged beach with fur seals and large colonies of nesting sea birds. Eventually stone steps down the cliff lead to a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mary A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our walk started at the southend parking lot and went up wards to the cliff level. Once on the cliffs there are regularly viewpoint and benches to take a rest and enjoy the view over the coast and inland landscape. There are lots of birds...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed September 29, 2019 via mobile

A must trek, nature in the full sense. Full of animals and life. You will enjoy the walk despite of the wind. Careful with the seals! Respect the distance.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank lauryng298
Reviewed September 29, 2019 via mobile

We spent several hours here. We enjoyed the lovely views and even had the good fortune of seeing a whale jumping while we were there. We did not see any seals in the seal colony area though. The climb to the top of the lookout...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Deb_traveller
Reviewed September 22, 2019 via mobile

This is a nice walk where one can view the bay and also see the snow capped mountains in the distance. The beach is more of a pebbles and black sand beach and in September it was still quiet cool, not really suitable for swimming....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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October 7, 2017|
Response from 87omarh | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about Ohau walkway, but quite possible after the earthquake. The place I started on the walkway was at the Port Kean viewpoint (there's a car park near there to drive up to so you can start the walk). I heard the... More
Monty H
July 7, 2017|
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Response from Jmuhn | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no idea about the walk. About staying in the area, they were repairing from earthquake damage so should be done now, but we saw some lovely places that we drove by.
March 3, 2016|
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Response from KiwiHelene | Reviewed this property |
HI there...you will love your trip to Kaikoura. Like the lyrics in the song by Crowded House...NZ is 4 seasons in one day. Your days are set and you can't control the weather, so just relax and enjoy. We started our... More