Kaikoura Coast Walkway
Kaikoura, meaning “meal of crayfish”, forms part of the Alpine Pacific Triangle. Kaikoura is situated approximately 250km north of Christchurch on the South Island’s east coast. It can be reached by road, rail or by chartered airplane or helicopter. It is the mid point for stopovers between Christchurch and the ferry services at Picton, and is also accessible via the Alpine Pacific Triangle touring route from the West Coast and the Lewis Pass.
Take SH1 from Christchurch for 2½ hours north or 2 hours south from Picton, or reach it on the TransCoastal train (3 hours from Christchurch, 2½ from Picton). Alternatively take SH7 and then SH70 (Alpine Pacific Triangle) from Greymouth across the mountains.
One of New Zealand's finest private walks.
The unique Kaikoura Coast Track offers you the rare combination of uncrowded walking and friendly farm hospitality, for three memorable days and nights. A two day mountain biking option is also available – you provide the bikes.
The journey will take you through the breathtaking beauty of the Kaikoura Coast with magnificent views of mountains, sea, bush and remote farmland.
To keep the surroundings peaceful, track use is limited to ten walkers and eight mountain bikers each day.
Please visit www.kaikouratrack.co.nz for more information on this walk.
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