View from Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway
Image: Shellie Evans ©


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.


All drone use must be authorised by DOC

A concession is required to fly a drone on any public conservation land - apply to fly recreationally or commercially.

  • 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


Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
Phone:   +64 3 319 5641
Address:   West End
Kaikoura 7300
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Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
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