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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” (67 reviews)
“car park” (67 reviews)
“seal colony” (86 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 1 week ago

Amazing walk at the top of the cliffs, great views, and back via the beach watching baby seals playing, older seals fighting, nesting birds, wild flowers. The spectacle from the top is spectacular. One of the best walk we have done for a while

Thank AlainrlgMelbourne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did Peninsula walk way on Bicycles..It took 15 minutes to reach and was beautiful path..from top of Peninsula you can have beautiful view..they say before earthquake which happen last year sea was close to this walls which now 1 KM inside..we walked through that...More

Thank deepak10561
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice walk at the end you can walk up for a great view. A lot of seala over here. Take the walk when you go to Kaikoura next to the whale watching tour

Thank Chris v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went around the coast and back over the peninsula. Our little one loved it, watching the seals seagulls and getting his feet wet

Thank kerry482
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did in rain and again in sunshine. It's so blue and beautiful and you can see for miles in the sunshine. In the rain it's still beautiful and a nice walk but better in the sunshine

Thank Em1202
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great walk around the headland past the seals etc very rewarding as it is a long walk that is moderate but worth it for the views

Thank niamhs456
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Really good walk up over the headland with the option of coming back around the coast. Great walk for moderately fit people although around the coast is pretty good now that the seabed is 2 metres higher you don't get your feet wet.

1  Thank Elaine J
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This is perfect for a day/afternoon. It’s FREE and it has stunning views. You can walk it in either direction and get the same effect. Takes about 4 hours if you are stopping and taking pictures. Food closer to town for you to grab along...More

2  Thank Gabby Z
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We completed the 11km round trip with a baby in pram. Definitely not pram accessible however with a little lifting and mud maneuvering, we made it. The walk is beautiful, 2.5 hour round trip. Seals, cows, sheep and birds a plenty. Worth the effort.

Thank Kpp82
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We left from our Bed and Breakfast which is on the door step on the national park, The Point B & B, and within 5 mins we found seals lazing on the walkway! Steer clear and give them their space - much nicer experience for...More

Thank MeganandNigel
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Hannah-Kate C
8 October 2017|
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
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