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Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway

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Address: End of Fyffe Quay, Kaikoura 7384, New Zealand
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+64 3-319 5641
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Beautiful Walk in Kaikoura!

The peninsula walk is a stunning view of Kaikoura is a must do for everyone that is able to. To see so many New Zealand Fur Seals in one place is amazing that you can see them... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The peninsula walk is a stunning view of Kaikoura is a must do for everyone that is able to. To see so many New Zealand Fur Seals in one place is amazing that you can see them play,eat,swim.We got to see so many baby seals and Big ones. All ages would love to see seals up so close

Thank Annika D
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The evidence from what we heard is the rocks are now at least 2 mts higher out of the water. To be fair you would have to see pictures before and afterwards. Plenty to see if you are into seals close up and great photo opportunities looking back towards the mountains.

Thank Peter T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a nice walk with some beautiful views over the peninsula, nothing too spectacular though. Worth checking out when you're in Kaikoura and it's nice outside!

Thank Lilly K
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Expected this to be pretty stock standard average. However, it was a lovely walk and I am so glad we took the time to do it. No real fitness needed, lovely views, close up encounters with seagull nesting areas and seals. We walked along the top and then descended down to the beach to walk back. Well worth doing.

Thank jugs59
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did this hike/walk and most of it in the rain, but it was still beautiful. You see all aspects of the ocean, wildlife and town. It can be very, very windy so a nice jacket is recommended. (we were there in November) The only "challenging" part of the hike is if you do the entire loop, it may be... More 

Thank MagsATL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was an easy hike that was really as long as you want to make it. Beautiful views from a serene pathway. Definitely recommend if you're in the area.

Thank Lots_of_Baggage
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kaikoura is stunningly beautiful and you can take a long walk around the peninsula and to the seal colony. If you are in luck there'll be plenty of fur seals to see. Along the way there's one food truck which is famous for seafood. My 6 year old was capable of walking from town to the seal colony without any... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started our walk from Point Kean, which is accessed from the seal colony. The paved path climbs up the hill to the viewpoint then the track goes along the hill top around to South Bay. The view from Point Kean to the mountains is fabulous on a fine day, as is the view of the coastline from the track.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gorgeous walk that showcases the best Kaikoura has to offer. At the start of the walk, the seals are clearly visible near the car park, as are plenty of birds if you're a keen birdwatcher. As you walk up the hill in the first part of the walk, you can get a clear view of the coast and the... More 

Thank Kerri-Anne R
Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked from the South Bay car park and back. Options exist to walk over the hills overlooking or around the bottom dependent on tides. Option to go down onto the rocks halfway round which is what we did - plenty wildlife including seals and gull colony. Well signposted and plenty photo opportunities. A good day out and can take as... More 

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