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Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway

40 Fyffe Quay | West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5641
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Travellers talk about
“great walk” (74 reviews)
“car park” (72 reviews)
“seal colony” (91 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
40 Fyffe Quay | West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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+64 3-319 5641
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"great walk"
in 74 reviews
"car park"
in 72 reviews
"seal colony"
in 91 reviews
"scenic walk"
in 13 reviews
"steep climb"
in 11 reviews
"low tide"
in 28 reviews
"information boards"
in 9 reviews
"hour walk"
in 12 reviews
"starting point"
in 8 reviews
"take your time"
in 12 reviews
"stunning scenery"
in 16 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 8 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 36 reviews
"sunny day"
in 17 reviews
"fur seals"
in 30 reviews
"kaikoura peninsula"
in 17 reviews
"two hours"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were up close and personal with rock pools and fur seals during our peninsula walk in Kaikoura. We started along the coastline and finished along the cliffs. Beautiful views! Easy for kids.

Thank Jessica G
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We parked our car at the Point Kean viewpoint. In the parkway there's toilet if needed. If I remember correctly it took us 2.5 H. It was nice and very easy. We encountered marine life; mostly seals and birds. Recommended!

Thank MorHalimi
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This walkway is a must! Started at South Bay car park and walked up the steepest park first to a lookout point where there were amazing views! Walked on top of the cliff around to the seal colony which was excellent, quite easy walking. We...More

Thank Gingerules
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely place to walk even though the weather was poor. We walked from South Bay along the coast and back over the hill. Wonderful to see the seals which you pass close to.

Thank John T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I read EVERYWHERE on how to best do the Kaikoura Peninsula walk. We wanted to walk both the upper and lower levels AND see the sea lions. But we could not figure it out from reading the various reviews so we ended not taking the...More

Thank Florida-Traveler-US
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are 2 Golden Oldies who took about 4 hours to walk the hill top coastal walk between Kaikoura & South Bay & back to Kaikoura. We saw seals at shore level, swimming & basking, saw buried whale bones on the beach & from the...More

Thank NenNen
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked with 18 yo & 13yo daughters. Very nice easy walk of about 3 hours and fantastic views of the coastline. Information boards great.

Thank Deanonsn
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a difficult walk with the not too difficult climbing at the beginning. Beautiful views all around, and dolphins can be sighted from the walk.

Thank Martin B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful to see beautiful views and wildlife. We enjoyed this immensely. Would definitely do again.

Thank susanL7308PL
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Allow a half day to walk around the east end of the peninsula. Seals at several points, several excellent interpretation panels, new native plants and outstanding coastal scenery. Wave and wind eroded limestone is great for photographs.

Thank Ross C
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Hannah-Kate C
8 October 2017|
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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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Monty083
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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thammi
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
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