Kaikoura Lookout

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Kaikoura Lookout
4.5
12:00 AM - 10:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 10:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 10:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 10:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 10:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 10:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 10:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 10:59 PM
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Alipa50
Wellington, New Zealand1,530 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Great views overlooking the whole area with Many lovely photo opportunities. You can either walk or drive highest point.
Written 13 January 2022
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maureen f
nz176 contributions
Feb 2021
We walked up to the Lookout from the Esplanade which was a bit of a climb up Tom's Track to Scarborough Tce then climbed up to the Lookout and back down Dempseys Track - great 360deg views from the top and a leisurely 1 hour round trip
Written 20 February 2021
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,686 contributions
Dec 2020
This lookout gives you a great view over the Kaikoura Peninsula, out to both sides of the peninsula, and towards the mountains. Worth the short diversion to enjoy the view.
Written 30 December 2020
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zam
10 contributions
Dec 2020
If you are chasing sunsets, here is a great place to see and snap them. Just amazing scenery all around.
Written 23 December 2020
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Jaroslav Nečas
Brno, Czech Republic916 contributions
Dec 2019
If you are walking on the esplanade just take a moment to have a look on beatiful sea scenery during sun set.
Written 26 November 2020
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Sharpei72
Christchurch, New Zealand315 contributions
Nov 2020 • Solo
Easy drive to the top and excellent views over Kaikoura and from the other side out over South Bay.
Came here to take some pics of the sunset and it was a really good spot photos and fish n chips!
Written 16 November 2020
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Rantin rover
Biggar, UK8,441 contributions
Mar 2020
We were staying nearby and couldn't resist pulling into the car park for a view over the town as the sun set on Kaikoura.

It is a good lookout point and worth a quick stop if you are nearby. The views from the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway are better if you have more time.
Written 18 August 2020
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Amanda B
Whangarei, New Zealand64 contributions
Jul 2020
Before we left we decided to go up to the lookout and it was well worth the visit, not far off the main road so put it on the list.
It was a nice clear day so it was amazing, so glad we did.
Written 15 August 2020
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Naomi
Christchurch, New Zealand6 contributions
Jun 2020
The view here took my breath away! Absolutely stunning! And anyone can visit as you can drive right to the top!
Written 9 June 2020
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Janet and Stuart
Sydney, Australia38 contributions
Mar 2020
Definitely worth the drive to take in the vista especially on a clear day. We saw the long white cloud.
Written 5 May 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 10:59 PM
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