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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” (64 reviews)
“car park” (65 reviews)
“seal colony” (82 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 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
Reviewed 28 May 2017

To see the sea on one side, farm land hills on the other side, and snow cap mountains in the distance. The scene is like the most wonderful place I ever visited in the dream.

1  Thank Mei H
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We embarked on this journey following one of the maps we got given with the track marked out for us. It had stunning views and was a really nice walk! But we ended up getting confused with the map and didn't see any signs pointing...More

1  Thank Mara B
Reviewed 25 May 2017

lo consiglio al tramonto, trasmette una serenità indescrivibile. I advice to have this walk on sunset, it gives you a peacefulness that I cant describe

Thank PumaSalmonato
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

A reasonably steep ascent but easily manageable for anyone who has walking fitness. At the top you get amazing views across the Pacific Ocean and a track along the top takes you to various observation points. The exposed reef areas below make for spectacular viewing...More

1  Thank Grant B
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Great scenery, well maintained, follows the coast line and can walk past seal colonies or look down from the heights on seals and sea/sea life. Good history well sign posted. Just don't step on the seals! Can just go for a quick stroll from car...More

1  Thank 1GPT1
Reviewed 8 May 2017

It was a great walk along the rim with some great views. We first wanted to walk back along the shore, but due to a breedeing bird colony which we did not want to disturbe, we went back the same way

Thank aussi33
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

This was an awesome spot to get up close with seals in their natural habitat. And unlike most things in New Zealand it's totally free! So many seals just hanging out!

Thank Riggerswollongong
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Easy to navigate, lovely walk in grey or shine - driving rain might make it a bit miserable mind, as it's very exposed. Loop walk even easier now the shore has shifted - you can return along the beach (watch for seals) in any tide.

Thank Clare M
Reviewed 26 April 2017

The walk allows you to get down to the foreshore and see the seals in their own environment. A great walk for families

Thank Mark F
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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