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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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Wonderful walk and views. So many seals!

Great walk, wonderful views over the cliffs and seal colonies. Great photo opportunities. Plenty of seals up close near the carpark. Worth a walk down to the shoreline.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 17, 2016
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016

Great walk, wonderful views over the cliffs and seal colonies. Great photo opportunities. Plenty of seals up close near the carpark. Worth a walk down to the shoreline.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

Drove right out the end of the Peninsula road... saw heaps of seals right next to the carpark. Walk is picturesque on a sunny day. Take binoculars and camera.

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Bucks. UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

A fantastic walk - we did it from the top and ended at the isite rather than the suggested way round, so that we could have lunch on the way back. Marvellous views, well maintained track. Take plenty of water and bear in mind it's a long trek along the road from the itsite to the start/end of the walk.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2016

Was blessed with amazing weather on the day we spent here--many many seals to see up close as well as huge colonies of birds (mostly sea gulls). There's a part of the walk at the cliff top and another part of the walk down below on the beach. Both are well worth it and offer very different perspectives.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2016

Fab views if the weather is nice and totally free! Don't try and touch the seals like some idiots do, you will lose a finger

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016

Nice walk, see the seals and its not to hard either so most people could do this easily. Particularily enjoyed the views round the other side of the heads.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016

After checking in at our campsite we headed for the peninsula and after parking up we chose to walk the clifftop part first. It was a lovely warm afternoon and the views were stunning. We walked for about 40 minutes at a casual pace then made our way down to the shore and headed back the way we came. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Lovely walk with amazing views, steep walk up to the top but once there it's well worth the climb. Great views of the seal colonies as well.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016

After pre-booking a Whale Watch tour which was cancelled due to 1.5-3m swells, we decided to spend some time walking around the peninsula for a couple of hours. Initially, we walked down to the to the foreshore and immediately a seal was coming out of the sea. After a short time it was moving towards us for a number of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016

Once you get up to the top (steep) it is an easy walk with fabulous views over the cliffs. Really recommended.

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