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Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway: Tours & Tickets

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“car park”(95 reviews)
“seal colony”(113 reviews)
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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

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
Thank Jan Willem t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Thank ahmadmO2508VE
Reviewed 7 September 2019 via mobile

Had a good afternoon walking from the Esplanade around Keane Point and on to South Bay, then over the hill back to the Esplanade. About 13km. Cool walk and a chance to see the seals from the cliffs.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank waynegribble
Reviewed 4 September 2019

We came to the car park at the end of Fyffe Quay on 31 August afternoon and 1 September morning. Lucky to have beautiful weather and see the seals on timber walkway. Walked along the rocky coast and was told by a Christchurch couple that...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 義雄 周
Reviewed 29 August 2019 via mobile

On a good weather day this is one of the best walks you can do anywhere! Doesn’t get the raps it deserves!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank CaneloLeche
Reviewed 23 August 2019

A lovely walk along the top and you can access a lot of the shore but check the tide as there is one spot that is tricky at high tide near the carpark. Some parts of the top track are a little muddy underfoot after...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank CarolCaley
Reviewed 7 August 2019

If you are in Kaikoura go for a walk along the beach. If you are fit enough, go all the way to try to catch so sea lions. It takes around 1,5 hours walk from downtown but it is so rewarding. Watch our for the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank LaviTuti
Reviewed 30 July 2019 via mobile

This was a really enjoyable walk. Took us about 3 hours - we went nearly all the way across the tp then cut down to the beach via a stepped walkway, and came back along the water edge getting a chance to observe the seals...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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8 October 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
8 July 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.
4 March 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