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
Intercity and Kaikoura Express operate between Christchurch and Kaikoura. Ring the bus company and request a drop off/pick up at the Conway River Bridge. Intercity drop off for summer 2017-2018 is at Cheviot. Let us know when you’re due to arrive and we’ll be there to meet you. See kaikouraexpress.co.nz or intercity.co.nz for bus schedule, further details and booking.
Arriving at Kaikoura by train
It is not possible to take the TranzCoastal train from Christchurch to Kaikoura, or Picton to Kaikourauntil the summer of 2018 - 2019 because of ongoing earthquake repairs .
For all information about our location, transport options & arrival times, please view our Essential Information For Walkers PDF