Marlborough region

South Bay, Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway. Photo: John Mazey.

South Bay, Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway

Marlborough region map.

Jutting out from the rugged east coast of the South Island, with a backdrop of steep mountains, snow-capped in winter, Kaikoura is a major attraction for visitors. Its wildlife, including whales, dolphins, seals, birds and crayfish, provides a unique experience. It is also an area rich in history and scenic beauty.

The Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway provides easy access to explore the Kaikoura Peninsula. An impressive collection of information panels located along the Walkway enables you to journey into the fascinating history of the people and to learn of the geology, the animals and the plants that make the area so special. The walk is classified as a walking track and is suitable for families, providing an easy to moderate half- or full-day trip. A section of the Walkway is also accessible to wheelchairs. Walking shoes and warm, windproof clothing are required.

View the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway brochure (PDF, 3,512K).

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1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for Marlborough places


Kaikoura Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 319 5641
Address:   West End
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Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 546 9339
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
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