Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway before the earthquake
Image: Shellie Evans | ©

Introduction

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.

Highlights

  • 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.

200 m – 11.7 km

Walking and tramping

5 min - 3 hr Easy: Walking track

Dog access

No dogs

Video

Contacts

Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
Phone:   +64 3 319 5641
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   info@kaikoura.co.nz
Address:   West End
Kaikoura 7300
Postal Address:  
Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
Postal Address:   Private Bag 5
Nelson 7042
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