IMPORTANT NOTICE: The earthquake has not affected our track. We are OPEN as usual. Travel straight up SH1 from Christchurch as usual, the road to the Conway River is always open. Do not turn left at Waipara but continue straight on to Cheviot and Kaikoura.
MORE GOOD NEWS: Easy to get to us by bus as Kaikoura Express and Intercity are running buses to Kaikoura and back and stop at our corner Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. By Christmas we hope it will be every day!
Kaikoura’s coastal track is a breathtakingly beautiful two day walk. Discover a coast with abundant marine life, tussock covered tops and farmland. You’ll relax at lunch shelters with great views while enjoying a hot drink. You’ll tramp through bush filled gullies to views of the Seaward Kaikoura Mountains rising out of the vast Pacific Ocean.
What are you waiting for? This exclusive coastal walk is an ideal weekend getaway. Your hosts will take your luggage freeing you to walk unhindered. Each night you’ll enjoy comfortable upper-end backpacker accommodation provided by conservation minded farming families with a huge knowledge in the local area.
Luggage transport is free. Allowing you to carry a light day pack.
Breakfasts, cut lunches and dinners available by arrangement.
A reinvigorating walk for those of reasonable fitness, 13km per day
Warm, clean cottages with hot showers and fully equipped kitchens
Only 10 people on the track per day, you’ll have it to yourself
Easy access by either bus or car, begin and end at the same location
Based on reviews
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!