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
About Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway
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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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.