We were staying in a house near South Bay and we decided in our wisdom to walk the walkway to Kaikoura. My daughter had completed the walk before so I knew what to expect. The most difficult part starting off from South Bay is the initial walk up the hill but it is well worth it, the views all along the walkway are fantastic and a once in a lifetime experience. At a gentle pace the walk took us approximately 75 minutes to reach the seal colony and the another 40 minutes to the town but this is a walk where time is not an issue, take your time and enjoy the journey. One piece of advice you need to be reasonably fit to get up the hill at the start because it is a sharp walk straight up. If you get a chance and you feel up to it make this a must do event on your travels.
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