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Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway

40 Fyffe Quay | West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5641
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“great walk” (65 reviews)
“car park” (67 reviews)
“seal colony” (85 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
40 Fyffe Quay | West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5641
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We left from our Bed and Breakfast which is on the door step on the national park, The Point B & B, and within 5 mins we found seals lazing on the walkway! Steer clear and give them their space - much nicer experience for...More

Thank MeganandNigel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy walk near the seals. Good to walk up the pathway and get the view from above. Some of the best views we've seen anywhere in the world. Free!!

Thank JenD99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Morning walks along the Kaikoura Peninsula were breathtaking. Seals sunbathing in the sun, beautiful water and waves. We had such a great time here taking wonderful photos of this gem to share. Highly recommend a visit if you go to Kaikoura, a must do:)

Thank 99laviniak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful walk along the top of the peninsula with breathtaking views. We started at the seal colony car park and walked up a paved path until we got to the lookout at the top. I am very unfit so took my time walking up,...More

Thank Louise M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is absolutely stunning. The views are immense, from the mountains to the sea. The track is well marked, I would recommend walking shoes or boots in the winter as it can be muddy. You will see hundreds of seals and can even take a...More

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

If you're able to walk 2-3 hours I would really recommend the whole walk. You get a very nice view of the peninsula. Further you see a lot of seals and birds.

Thank Menalda89
Reviewed 11 August 2017

A great walk with wonderful views of the ocean. Can be windy. Steep climb from the car park but no steps to the top of the cliffs. Beautifully kept and signage was helpful. You can go from either end.

Thank Babsy52
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the all. It was well sign posted. We saw seals in huge numbers. Everyone we met was very helpful.

Thank Cheltenhamboyo
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

So glad we stuck with it. After walking from town, we headed up the bluff for some spectacular views of the bay. From there, we took the trail across a cattle field and were treated to amazing views of the southern harbor, as well as...More

Thank Eric H
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This was such a beautiful walk with lots ts of information along the way to give you local history, just fantastic.

Thank Kerrilyn G
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8 July 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
4 March 2016|
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Response from Kiwi Helene | 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
27 April 2015|
Response from Janene C | Reviewed this property |
You've probably already been and found out for yourself that most of the track (apart from a side track descending to the beach at Whaler's Cove) is fine with a pram, so I'm answering for other people who might read this... More