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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” (72 reviews)
“car park” (70 reviews)
“seal colony” (90 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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40 Fyffe Quay | West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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+64 3-319 5641
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"great walk"
in 72 reviews
"car park"
in 70 reviews
"seal colony"
in 90 reviews
"scenic walk"
in 13 reviews
"steep climb"
in 11 reviews
"low tide"
in 28 reviews
"hour walk"
in 11 reviews
"stunning scenery"
in 16 reviews
"round trip"
in 7 reviews
"starting point"
in 7 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 8 reviews
"take your time"
in 10 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 33 reviews
"kaikoura peninsula"
in 17 reviews
"sunny day"
in 15 reviews
"fur seals"
in 28 reviews
"two hours"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a charming walk when you have a few hours to spare in Kaikoura. The views are gorgeous on a sunny day.

Thank AnanB
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We previously visited and walked the pathway prior to the November 2016 earthquake. The raising of the seabed over a large section of the coast has pushed a lot of the seals out to outlying crops of rocks. We never saw any on the shoreline....More

Thank peterwV975TL
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having not been to Kaikoura before the Nov 16 earthquake, I didn't know what to expect. Wow Mother Nature! The seabed is raised over 2 metres in places and both sad and incredible at the same time. We walked along the coast on the raised...More

Thank Rachel S
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I recently moved to Kaikoura from Canada last July, and since being here, I’d like to feel like I’ve seen and done most of what Kaikoura has to offer...And this is still my favourite thing to do is the seal colony walk. A nice sunny...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

It’s a beautiful short walk and we enjoyed watching the seals, birds, limestone and eating our sandwiches there. It’s also easy for us to find a packing space.

Thank YeShanghai
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you love seals and sea life then take the 5 minute (considerably longer walk) out to the peninsula. We spent about 2 hours clambering over rocks looking at SO many seals! A must do if a seal lover in kaikoura!

Thank ChFoss94
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a nice day the views from this very well made, cliff-top path are excellent. If you take your time, you will be able to spot lots of fur seals lolling about on the shore below and splashing about in the water. So many people...More

1  Thank WBT
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful part of the world, amazing coastline, magnificent sun rise and set... lovely to clear the mind and feel uplifted and happy

Thank Marie n Jules m
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth visiting and walking on limestone platforms to see the seal colony. Also walk to whalers bay on the cliffs for great views of the bays with interesting information boards.

Thank granmo2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great walk to see both the seals and the scenery. It's not hard but there are ups and downs. Make sure you take a camera because the views are fantastic. We walked from the Trotting Club and returned past the whale watching...More

Thank Peonie49
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Hannah-Kate C
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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
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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
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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
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