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

Quite a blustery say, chilly but sunny. We walked along the rocks until Whalers Bay and then back along the clifftop pathway. We'll worth the time. Lots os seals and seabirds. Stunning scenery.

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros' * Lovely walk with views * Steep but do-able * Dogs permitted * Walk to the top and further if you like (or head back down from view point) * Beach walk to start to explore the newly exposed rocks, fun for kids Cons...More

1  Thank Venture821050
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my best hike ! Beautiful Kaikoura coast line next to the snow capped mountains , limestone bed rocks and seal colony , what else you can ask for ? We did not do the whole Kaikoura Peninsula walkway. We parked our...More

Thank jardinpr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a 3 hours tramping starting from Kaikoura that you should not miss. An excellent protected and wild landscape.

Thank Ellie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the many highlights from the South Island. This hike was incredibly beautiful along a lovely path through meadows and along cliffs with great views of the ocean and snow capped peaks. The seals sunning on the rocks was an added bonus....More

Thank Timmi002
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walking all or part of this is fantastic with great views out to sea and lots to see on the way. The wave platform looks great at low tide from up here.

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hiked half the trail from Point Kean on day and the other half from South Bay the next. From the top you get incredible views of city, bays, mountains and coastline. There are also lots of birds up on top, hiking down to the...More

Thank Craig-World-Travelle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a sunny day, and probably even on a wet day, the Kaikoura Peninsulas is worth a visit. The Peninsula walkway and a walk on the rocks at LOW tide offer spectacular sights, even after the earthquakes. We visited when the snow on the mountains...More

Thank chef165
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As above. This is a must do. Spectacular; peaceful; seals; birds I walked from one end to the other as I had a ride at the other end. You could easily walk back again. It is not far

Thank G P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ocean bed has risen along the coast and it is fascinating to walk along the rocks that were once the ocean floor. Beautiful snow capped mountains frame the ocean and provide a natural setting of abundant birds, seals and splendour.

Thank Canberrascooter
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October 7, 2017|
Response from Omar H | 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
July 7, 2017|
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Response from LouenStephan | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I think at this moment you cannot drive the coast road from Blendheim to Kaikoura. You need to drive inside the south Island and drive back to Kaikoura. The walk is free. It take about 3h, depend how far you walk... More
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