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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” (65 reviews)
“car park” (67 reviews)
“seal colony” (85 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 March 14, 2016 via mobile

We were lucky there was no wind when we walked along the walkway to the Whalers Viewpoint. Plenty of seals were in the sea and on the island's. It was a climb at First but fairly level once on top of peninsula. One could continue...More

1  Thank Cherie M
Reviewed March 14, 2016

Our whale watching boat was cancelled, so we proceeded to walk around the Peninsula. We were not disappointed. The scenery is stunning, there are lots of seals along the ocean edge. A great way to spend a few hours in Kaikoura.

Thank Zianne
Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

A free attraction in Kaikoura! You can spend so much money on wildlife tours in Kaikoura, the peninsula walkway is free and you are pretty much guaranteed to see some seals. You can walk there from Kaikoura as well. The walkway is long, it's more...More

1  Thank NaomiBeeLondon
Reviewed March 7, 2016

Situated just outside the town of Kaikoura the peninsula walkway is one of the most amazing places in NZ. The car park itself is already a big surprise with stunning views and the fur seals laying around. The walk is easy but can be rather...More

1  Thank Hemolula
Reviewed March 5, 2016

We walked across the hill first, through the south beach area and around the peninsula, stopping by the seafood bbq stand for lunch before walking the short distance back to town. If the sun is out, it will be hot and sunscreen is essential as...More

Thank PeginSac
Reviewed March 2, 2016

a fantastic walk, can be short or long, with great views of the seal colony. Although there is a little climb at the start, it levels out along the sea cliffs looking down the sea colony.

Thank MrDarcyChihuahua
Reviewed March 2, 2016

I woke up early to do this track and decided (as the tides were right) to walk along the beach first. I got the fright of my life when I woke up a sleeping seal just metres away which I didn't even see at first....More

Thank Tegan B
Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

Didn't spot any dolphins or whales but saw many fur seals, including a couple of them very close to the path. It was a grey cloudy day that threatened rain so the scenery wasn't at its blue sea + sunny sky + snowy mountains best...More

Thank Janene C
Reviewed February 28, 2016

Great walk with fantastic views of the coast and the mountains. There are seals on the beaches, birds and all manner of life. And if you look out for the circling helicopters and planes you might see a whale blow in the distance.

Thank Rob M
Reviewed February 27, 2016

The fur seals in the parking lot didn't seem at all concerned about all the cars and people. The views form the walkway are breathtaking.

Thank Amy H
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Hannah-Kate C
October 7, 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
July 7, 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
March 3, 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