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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” (77 reviews)
“car park” (76 reviews)
“seal colony” (94 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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40 Fyffe Quay | West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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+64 3-319 5641
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"great walk"
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"car park"
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"seal colony"
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"scenic walk"
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"steep climb"
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"information boards"
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"low tide"
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"hour walk"
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"starting point"
in 8 reviews
"take your time"
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"stunning scenery"
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"well worth the effort"
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"on the rocks"
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"kaikoura peninsula"
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"sunny day"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Peninsula Walkway is lovely tramping trail with multiple and flexible options of start and exit points, lengths or loops. We chose to go around the entire peninsula at a leisurely pace. It took us about four hours. The trail is very well maintained and...More

Thank jotinder s
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a breathtaking part of the world. What a beautiful walk! And to top it off, there are seals everywhere you can get close to and take great pictures...just not too close, they eill growl at you, and they do bite...but they are so...More

Thank Denise D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice Walk along the peninsula. Over 100 Seals along the walk. Please keep 10m between you and this beautiful creatures.

Thank Marti E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great walk and hike for the whole family. Make sure to visit this site while in Kaikoura. From here you can see both sides of the peninsula as well as the land “lift” from the 2016 earthquake.

Thank HBSRJ
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I started this walk from the seal colony's side. The beach is really impressive and looks very outlandish. It is a very varied walk actually and the scenery changes all the time. By the end it was dark and had to be carefull not to...More

Thank Tijs v
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our whale watching trip was cancelled due to the strong wind so had lunch and went on this walk. It was an easy walk out onto the flats and then up the hill across to the other car park. The paved walkway is a tiny...More

Thank tammy l
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great walk... see the coastline from the cliffs and see it down below... and get close to the seal colonies. There are thousands of them enjoying the break after days at sea. A lovely experience!

Thank Dom21076
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The walk follows the coast and leads you to the seal colony. Along the route there is information about the history and geology of the area. At the seal colony the oath takes you up the cliff and would then continue back to the other...More

Thank amcs1983
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This walk takes about three hours round trip from the town centre for an averagely fit person, and shows off the huge changes to the Kaikoura coastline after the 2016 earthquake raised the sea bed. If you're not up for that, you could park in...More

Thank Jia_in_NZ
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First activity we did when we got to Kaikoura! This walk gives you a beautiful overview of the land and was a leisurely ~2 hour walk. Definitely recommend.

Thank Neha G
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Hannah-Kate C
8 October 2017|
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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
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Monty083
7 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
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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
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