Getting Here

Physical Address

You will start and finish at The Beach House, which is located at 356 Conway Flat Road. Please put 356 Conway Flat Road into your  navigation device. Plan to get there late afternoon or early evening on your arrival day. If you are likely to arrive after 9pm, please contact us to let us know.

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). Please enter 356 Conway Flat Road into your navigation device to find our correct arrival point;

Arriving by bus . If at all  possible is best to come by car.

Intercity drop off  at Cheviot or Kaikoura only . Let us know when you are due to arrive and we will pick you up from Cheviot or Kaikoura for a fair fee ($50 vehicle fee arriving and leaving inclusive for however many ). View www.​​​ for bus schedule, further details and booking.

 Hiring Vehicles.

All hire opportunities in Kaikoura are available from

For large groups a shuttle van and trailer will drop and pick up from Kaikoura. There is a selfdrive shuttlevan for smaller groups   and cars are also available. This works well if you  wish to treat yourself and come on the Coastal Pacific Railcar from Picton or Christchurch 

Kaikoura Shuttles Phone 033196166

Hiring a car in New Zealand is the easiest way to get to out the way places. Email if you need extra help. You will finish the track back at the Beach House ( where you started) midafternoon on your second day of walking( depending on how fast you walk and how long you stop for).

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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