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Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway

1,134 Reviews

Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway

1,134 Reviews
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Kaikoura Helicopters Extended Whale Watch flight

Depart from our beach front heli-pads and within minutes be in the spectacular environment that plays host to one of the worlds largest marine mammals, the magnificent Sperm Whale.<br>This flight allows you extra time in the whale area to view these majestic creatures of the deep. This also gives you the possibility of viewing dolphins for just a little extra<br><br>- A better option for when the whales are feeding further off shore or are holding their breath for longer than expected<br><br>- More chance to view any transient baleen whales - these whales typically spend short surface intervals (one to 4 breaths) followed by long periods under water (often 2-5 minutes), the longer flight time gives us longer wait for them.<br><br>- Depending on the location of the Sperm whales, gives us more time to search for dolphin and /or fly along the Kaikoura southern coastline on our way back to land.
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Andy S wrote a review 16 Jan
Auckland, New Zealand18 contributions3 helpful votes
A good return walk on a sunny day. Not hugely demanding but some fitness required with steep sections included.
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Date of experience: January 2021
rachandwes wrote a review 9 Jan
Tauranga, New Zealand21 contributions
An easy family walk will a few hill climbs. Make take an hour to an hour and a half. Enjoy a range of animal life from seals to crabs and rock fish and birds. Stop and explore the rock pools at either the seal colony or on the South Bay side. Stunning views across the ocean and out to the mountains, Delicious Seafood BBQ and gelato to be enjoyed before or after the walk near Jimmy Armers Beach.
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Date of experience: October 2020
Helen G wrote a review Dec 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand129 contributions22 helpful votes
Started at South Bay via the hilltop and returned via the beach walk. Allow a couple of hours to take it leisurely and for a few photos. The hilltop is suitable for small kids (step inclines at each end tho) however I would advise against taking them on the beach route. It's uneven, rocky and more challenging, not to mention the sea lions that you just happen upon. Plus it smells bad, lol. Great views from the hilltop, and definitely the better route of the two options.
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Date of experience: December 2020
roaming_kiwi58 wrote a review Dec 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand2,561 contributions481 helpful votes
We did the two ends of the coastal part of this walk. At Point Kean (north end) we walked up the hill (quite steep) to the lookout, and a short distance beyond. Great views. At South Bay we walked up the hill, to several excellent lookout points. We walked for about 30 minutes and then turned around to return to our car, parked at the South Bay Recreation Reserve. Apart from the steep bits to get onto the cliffs at Point Kean and South Bay it is an easy walk. The views are great from along the cliffs. It is well worth doing even part of this walk. We will try and do more of the walk when we are next able to spend more time in Kaikoura.
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Date of experience: December 2020
Annet wrote a review Dec 2020
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This walkway has some amazing lookout points! We even got to see and hear the seals. It's an easy walk.
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Date of experience: December 2020