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
Contact Kaikoura Express 0800500929 or Intercity. Kaikoura Express are very good and will drop you at our corner so please use them if you can. They run only from Christchurch to Kaikoura unfortunately and start summer service from November 1st . Intercity drop off for summer 2018-2019 at Cheviot or Kaikoura though we are pleading with them to resume the bus stop at our very own Conway river corner. Let us know when you’re due to arrive and we will pick you up. View kaikouraexpress.co.nz or intercity.co.nz for bus schedule, further details and booking. Email [email protected] if you need extra help.
Arriving by train
The Coastal Pacific train will run from Picton to Christchurch return from December 1st 2018, a great way to get here from Wellington if you a train buff. We pick you up from Kaikoura ( we charge a fair transport fee). North in the morning,south in the afternoon, spend an extra night in the Beach House or a night out in Kaikoura. Contact [email protected] for extra details
For all information about our location, transport options & arrival times, please view our Essential Information For Walkers PDF