Kaikoura Coastal Walks

The breath-taking scenery of Kaikoura is best explored on foot with a great variety of coastal walks. Enjoy the rugged landscape whilst spotting marine life. If you have time be sure to stop for a seafood lunch in and around the town. 

Haumuri Bluff

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Duration of Walk: 4 to 5 hours return
Start location: 15 minute's drive south of Kaikoura State Highway 1

Key highlights:

  • Limestone Haumuri bluffs
  • Minerals and fossils can be found along the beach
  • Marine wildlife can sometimes be spotted

Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway

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Duration of Walk: 3 hours
Start location: Town centre

Key highlights:

  • 50 minute walk from town to Point Kean car park
  • Seal Colony
  • Amazing views/viewpoints
  • Interpretation panels

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Halfmoon Bay –Seaward Valley

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Duration of Walk: 4 hours return
Start location: 15 minutes north of Kaikoura on State Highway 1

Key highlights:

  • Regenerating native bush
  • Rugged farmland