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Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway

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Address: 40 Fyffe Quay | West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Walking close to seals

The walk allows you to get down to the foreshore and see the seals in their own environment. A great walk for families

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The walk allows you to get down to the foreshore and see the seals in their own environment. A great walk for families

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a relatively easy walk from South Bay over the hill to the deal colony at the peninsula. Excellent views from top. Worth doing.

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only had half a day in kaikoura and decided to do this walk with it. The walk was truly beautiful, we went along beaches over cliffs and through massive grass plains. We were finishing near to sunset which was even more beautiful as it was setting into the mountains. we also saw the seal colony! Beautiful walk in a... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This gorgeous hike has so much to offer, from amazing rock formations to massive amount of seals. After a rain storm, there are even more surprises to be discovered along the walk. Try taking the path by the sea first until you get to the seals then climb up the soft clay slope to the upper part on the way... More 

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Blythburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a decent sized car park at the start of the peninsula walkway, with toilets available. The terrain on the shoreline is rocky, with lots of interesting pools. Even if you don't go too far, it is possible to see seals lounging on the rocks or playing in the water. I don't know how fast the tide comes in... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the weather wasn't the best when my wife and I were there the walk was still really beautiful. It was cool to see all of the seals just laying around. Definitely worth a walk if you are in the area.

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Thank Frederik J
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Absolutely amazing hiking tour. Must do. Chances to see more Fur Seals and different sea birds. 3-4 hours by foot from the i-site touristic centre if you do the entire thing.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good walk. Saw the seal colony. When walking back the tied came in and we had to quickly walk thru water to return.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Timed right you can walk the beach out and marvel at the wildlife and the seabed upheaval. Notice that there is not hugh crevices between shore and land so the epiphany for me was the entire 400 ft headland went up the same amount-unfathomable power of nature. The walk is gorgeous and while we could have done the entire loop... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

We walked around the rocks (and there are more now than previously due to eartquake). There were seals on outlying rocks but they were just lying in the sun. We walkked up to the lookout and thyen around the track a little and saw great views of the coast. Well worth the effort.

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