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Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway

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Address: 40 Fyffe Quay | West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Timed right you can walk the beach out and marvel at the wildlife and the seabed upheaval. Notice that there is not hugh crevices between shore and land so the epiphany for me... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Timed right you can walk the beach out and marvel at the wildlife and the seabed upheaval. Notice that there is not hugh crevices between shore and land so the epiphany for me was the entire 400 ft headland went up the same amount-unfathomable power of nature. The walk is gorgeous and while we could have done the entire loop... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked around the rocks (and there are more now than previously due to eartquake). There were seals on outlying rocks but they were just lying in the sun. We walkked up to the lookout and thyen around the track a little and saw great views of the coast. Well worth the effort.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We started at the parkplace at the end of the road coming from Kaikoura. First we dit the cliff walk. From high you have on all the corners another very nice view. There are places were you can read information about nature. There are also many viewpoints, Always another view. We did not make the whole round trip, but at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came into Kaikoura for a Seal Swim but was cancelled due to the weather. We decided to try our luck walking the peninsula walkway to the seal colony. I am so glad we did! It is an easy walk however the walk is over rocks and is quite uneven at times.We saw many seals lounging around all over the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We started at the Fyffe quay end, went up over the hill and came back along the beach. There are signs warning against using the beach route due to the tides but since the earthquake we were perfectly safe even on an incoming tide. We did have to take a lot of detours around grumpy seals blocking our path and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the morning available to us before heading out on our whale watching tour - so we headed out to the peninsula walkway. This is a must see if you're in Kaikoura - as you'll get scenic views and pictures here that I've never seen anywhere else. Plus, if you're lucky, you'll be able to get pretty close to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An easy walk, with much to see! Fur seal, boats, the rocks, dea crashing and more! We had a beautiful day and the vista's are spectacular. Well worth it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked around the foreshore along the rock shelf..plenty of wildlife to be seen and enjoyed...birds...seals...rock formations....great morning.. even in the rain...found a cave to shelter in.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is definitely a great activity for seeing the coast & landscape in the area. The well-marked path travels from town past Kean Point (seal colony) and up the hills overlooking the town. The grade is mostly flat with just a few uphills, and takes 3-4 hrs - well worth the time!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really loved this part of kaikoura, a great place I highly recommend! You can see all kinds of wildlife here, and seals are frequently playing on the rocks. Lovely!

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