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40 Fyffe Quay | West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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All reviews great walk car park seal colony scenic walk steep climb information boards low tide hour walk take your time starting point stunning scenery kaikoura peninsula well worth the effort on the rocks sunny day fur seals bird life
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We drove to the end of the road to the car park at Keans Point (very easy to find) and walked around the peninsula from there. Loads and loads of seals, males, females and pups all around so fun to watch them sunbathing/ swimming and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ismay20
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy access from town Really nice hike, either out and back, or a much longer circle trip. Various views to see on this coastal walk that also takes you through fields. You see lots of seals on the rocks below

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was strolling on the beach and saw some seals and birds. Nice cliffs and we hiked to get more beautiful views along the peninsula.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dewi A
Reviewed 1 week ago

It will take you anywhere from 2 to 4 hours depending on how many stops for picture you make. Beautiful scenery, plenty of wildlife that makes you forget that Kaikoura seems to be a run down, slightly dirty big village, with a main road that...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Michael W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views in Kaikoura are just beautiful and this walkway enables a panoramic view of the surroundings, including the seals on the rocks below. It is quite a steep climb to get on to the headland initially, but worth it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank wendy h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not entirely sure where all the walkway is but we only walked part of it. We parked in Point Kean Viewpoint and hiked up the zig-zag pathway to the top instead of walking the part on the bottom (since we weren't seeing too many...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank redhead_roaming
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended walking to the lookout point as it is great for taking pictures. Walk way is super safe and seats are plotted round everywhere where you either want to take a brake or picture!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kakaandsnowy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took 3h to complete the full circuit. It is really worthwhile because of the sightseeings! I opted to start at 5pm (March - Summer) just to avoid over-heating and to capture a great sunlight yo the views (and to the photos I made). You'll...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Marcos César S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy walking with great views and lots of opportunities to see seals. Part of the walk we did up on top of the platform and part of it along the seashore. Up on top it is clearly marked with good information panels - along the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Livingthedream999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The boardwalk starts near a great looking pub and winds its way around to the peninsular where you cn take a walk up onto the headland or along the shore/rocks. At the end of the walkway where the boardwalk meets the carpark look for the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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8 October 2017|
Response from 87omarh | 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 KiwiHelene | 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