The Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway

If you’ve just come off the Whalewatch boat or been on a Dolphin Encounter, this is a pleasant way to get your land legs back !

Drive, or even better see if you can get a lift or taxi ( to save you the walk back from Kaikoura town Centre  to the Peninsula ) out to the Point Kean  A five-minute walk up the hill from the car park takes you to a lookout platform. This platform, designed in the shape of a waka, affords an excellent view of both the sea and the mountains. Here, interpretation panels provide stories of the land, the sea and the people who lived here.

The track crosses the Peninsula’s cliff top, with excellent views of the Seaward Kaikoura Range, ocean and coastline, to South Bay. It returns to the township via South Bay and Toms Track.

To fully explore and enjoy the features of the walk, allow at least three hours to complete the whole walkway.

What our travellers enjoyed about The Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway…

  • The easy well graded cliff top path
  • Superb sea views
  • Lots of benches en route to ‘sit and stare’