You will start and finish at The Beach House, which is located at 356 Conway Flat Road, Ngaroma. Arrive there during the afternoon or evening of your first day.
Arriving by car
The start of the track is 7.5km off State Highway 1 (the main north/south highway in the South Island). Both the Kaikoura Coast Track and Conway Flat are clearly signposted from State Highway 1. To reach the start of the track you’ll drive 140km north of Christchurch (2hrs), from Kaikoura you’ll drive 40km south (40mins), and from Hanmer Springs you’ll drive 100km east (1hr and 20mins).
Arriving by bus
There are several shuttle bus and coach services between Christchurch, Kaikoura and Picton. Ring the bus company and request a drop off/pick up at the Conway River Bridge. Let us know when you’re due to arrive and we’ll be there to meet you. See our bus timetable for further details.
Arriving at Kaikoura by train
It is possible to take the TranzCoastal train from Christchurch to Kaikoura, or Picton to Kaikoura. In this case you will also need to arrange transport from Kaikoura to Ngaroma by bus (see above).
For all information about our location, transport options & arrival times, please view our Essential Information For Walkers PDF