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Observe seals and seabirds, explore historic pā and whaling sites and enjoy clifftop views of the sea and mountains. Suitable for families, the whole walkway takes three hours but you can also explore a range of shorter tracks.


  • It juts from the rugged east coast of the South Island, with a backdrop of steep mountains, snow-capped in winter.
  • Its wildlife includes whales, dolphins, seals, birds and crayfish.
  • An impressive collection of information panels along the walkway explains the rich history, geology, animals and plants that make the area so special.

Track overview

200 m - 11.7 km

Walking and tramping

5 min - 3 hr Easy: Walking track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


Kaikoura Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 319 5641
Address:   West End
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Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 546 9339
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
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