Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway, Kaikoura

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#2 of 30 in Trails in Canterbury Region
Enjoy a gentle stroll along Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway for ocean views and wildlife sightings. Walkers can choose from a wide range of tracks traversing the peninsula's clifftop, ranging from just 200 m (0.1 mi) to 3.9 km (2.4 mi). Even the five-minute walk from the parking lot to the viewing platform rewards with views of the sea and mountains. Each trail features information boards and benches, providing pleasant resting spots. Keep your eye out for seals from the colony that lives just off the peninsula; bear in mind, however, that though they may appear friendly, they can be very protective of their young and should not be approached. Using our online itinerary creator, Kaikoura attractions like Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • October 11, 2017
    Really good walk up over the headland with the option of coming back around the coast. Great walk for moderately fit people although around the coast is pretty good now that the seabed is 2 metres hig...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    This is perfect for a day/afternoon. It’s FREE and it has stunning views. You can walk it in either direction and get the same effect. Takes about 4 hours if you are stopping and taking pictures. Food...  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    We completed the 11km round trip with a baby in pram. Definitely not pram accessible however with a little lifting and mud maneuvering, we made it. The walk is beautiful, 2.5 hour round trip. Seals, c...  more »

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As a small town, Kaikoura has a limited number of accommodations, yet it offers a diverse choice for those who stay here. Hotels and motels line the waterfront, while RV parks and hostels are available farther back from the sea. Pre-booking is recommended during peak seasons.
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