Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway

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Alipa50
Wellington, New Zealand1,530 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
We walked the track on the land and home following the coast. Both tracks were easy and so different and we enjoyed the variety. The coastal track took us through thousands of seals and seagulls all happy to enjoy the sunshine while the overland track had more of a birds eye view.
Written 13 January 2022
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422iana
Dunedin, New Zealand3,067 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Less than two hours for a return walk. There was no seals or sea lions on the main outcrop, but walked around the coast and there was so many of them.
Written 30 December 2021
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Emma S
Christchurch, New Zealand12 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
We parked near the iSite in town and walked the peninsula circuit with our 2 year old in a backpack carrier. This was an absolutely beautiful walk that gives you amazing views of the peninsula seal and bird colonies. Approx 11.4 k in total, this took us 4 hours with plenty of stops and a lunch break. It is easy walking with one short uphill section to get onto the cliff top (our 2 year old walked up on his own so it really is pretty insignificant height gain). I would highly recommend this walk to anyone visiting kaikoura. Don't think I would get bored of this walk, it is stunning. The wildlife activity along the walk is magnificent.
Written 28 December 2021
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Bec
Birmingham, UK360 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
A stunning walk, and very steady on the legs. A quick uphill jaunt to the top and then mostly flat. We walked down the steps to one of the coves, where you can walk back on yourself down by the water (watch the tides!) We went for a quick walk which soon turned out to be over 3 hours of beautiful views, so many photographs and a fantastic afternoon. I’ll definitely be back to do the entire walkway - I could spend all day with those views!
Written 20 November 2021
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735anneked
Tauranga46 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Great local walk. Amazing sea views and wildlife. The best seal colony ever and the seagull nesting area was also great. Good 3 hour walk around the peninsula with lots of hidden treasures.
Written 15 November 2021
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Cashan B
48 contributions
Jul 2021
Beautiful, easy walk. Stunning views of the ocean, snowy mountains and farmland; the trifecta! Can also see down to the seal colonies.
Written 6 August 2021
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Ezra710
Christchurch, New Zealand1,371 contributions
Jun 2021 • Solo
We're discovering some of the gems that you miss from the road if you just drive through, and the peninsula walk is one of those. About 2.5 - 3 hours to do the full circuit, but the best part of the walkway is between Point Kean and South Bay which can be done in an hour. A small climb at either end, on a paved track, and then reasonably steady track [grass/stone/dirt] - with options to climb down to the flat sections where seals and birds rule the domain. Fantastic views. Worth the effort!
Written 25 June 2021
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haleyb235
Christchurch, New Zealand55 contributions
May 2021 • Family
Great walk for children, mostly flat ground with just small bursts of terrain, lots of seals and sheep on the walk with awesome views when you high. Kids dealt with the walk fine but needing a pack for our youngest one at the end.
Written 3 June 2021
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Samantha B
North Shore, New Zealand97 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
This walk can be done in a range of ways. We made this a short loop by parking at the Point Kean Viewpoint carpark, walking up the hill, along the headland and then down to to Whalers back and back to the carpark along the beach. We are quite fit and this took us about an hour including lots of stops for photos. Along the beach you can get very close to the seal colony (DoC recommends keeping a 10-20m distance). Quite a few young seals at this time of year. Excellent free activity in the area.
Written 14 May 2021
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Big D
5 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
Fantastic walk along the shore line with lots of wildlife to watch, the seals were everywhere on the rocks a great way to spend a couple of hours with the family!!
Written 11 April 2021
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