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40 Fyffe Quay | West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a very scenic walk along the Kaikoura Peninsula. You can expect to see lots of seals and seabirds, as well as great views.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Murrogun
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Did this walk and was delighted with the views. Not a difficult walk but very rewarding. Took nearer to 4.5 hours return from the tourist information centre. Lots of great photo opportunities.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank old8
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great walk up for overview sights But can also walk along the elevated historic ocean floor to see seals and a variety of birds.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Joe E
Reviewed 5 days ago

We did only a small portion of the walk but loved the surprise along the way. We walked from town up to the 360view high point. From there we decided to walk to the Ohau Seal Colony, taking the route shown on the iSite map....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 385lorik
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The walk along the top of the cliffs offers a lovely view but to capture much of the wildlife you need to do at sunset or sunrise as during the day the penguins and seals have mainly headed out to sea. Two things to note:...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank diampe
Reviewed 6 days ago

We walked along the shore to the end then headed up the hill to return along the peninsula seen some seals, and there babies and lots of birds along the walk the shore was a harder to walk long very rocky and uneven so would...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SarahN4265
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great walk, plenty of parking toilets etc... quick 5 mins to the top or do the whole thing. Amazing views across the ocean and back towards Kaikoura. Didn't see any seals.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kirstinkane
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked out at land level then climbed the steps and returned on the cliffs - views were sensational! I was in flip flops and would have preferred trainers and we put the three year old in a carrying rucksack as she wouldn’t have made...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank KMJUK
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went along a lot of the trail on our Llama tour. It was easy walking and nice scenery. There are a number of trails available

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sharport67
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked all along the peninsula along the cliffs and then down on the beach on the way back. It was busy as we were here on a weekend but we had a lovely walk in the sun. The only negative was seeing some people...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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8 October 2017|
Response from Omar H | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about Ohau walkway, but quite possible after the earthquake. The place I started on the walkway was at the Port Kean viewpoint (there's a car park near there to drive up to so you can start the walk). I heard the... More
8 July 2017|
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Response from LouenStephan | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I think at this moment you cannot drive the coast road from Blendheim to Kaikoura. You need to drive inside the south Island and drive back to Kaikoura. The walk is free. It take about 3h, depend how far you walk... More
4 March 2016|
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Response from KiwiHelene | Reviewed this property |
HI there...you will love your trip to Kaikoura. Like the lyrics in the song by Crowded House...NZ is 4 seasons in one day. Your days are set and you can't control the weather, so just relax and enjoy. We started our... More