Kaikōura Peninsula Walkway



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.
  • The walkway juts from the rugged east coast of the South Island, with a backdrop of steep mountains, snow-capped in winter.
  • The area's 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.

Various: 200 m – 11.7 km one way

Walking and tramping

Various: 5 min - 3 hr Easy: Walking track



Whakatū/Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 546 9339
Email nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
1/37 Halifax Street
Nelson 7010
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