Getting Here

Physical Address

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 or  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 . 

More information

For all information about our location, transport options & arrival times, please view our Essential Information For Walkers PDF

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We spent a fantastic two weeks on the South Island for our honeymoon and the Kaikoura Coast Track was one of the best parts. Wonderful views, rich variety of landscapes, and comfy places to stay. Highly recommended!
-Will Best

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