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The Kaikoura Coast Track

The Kaikoura Coast Track

The Kaikoura Coastal Track is a breathtakingly beautiful two day walk. Discover a coast with abundant marine life, tussock covered tops and farmland. Tramp through bush filled gullies to views of the Seaward Kaikoura Mountains rising out of the vast Pacific Ocean.

This exclusive coastal walk is an ideal  chance to get away for a couple of days. For two nights you’ll enjoy comfortable upper-end backpacker accommodation provided by conservation minded farming families with a huge knowledge in the local area.

Let us carry your pack - Luggage transport is free  allowing you to carry a light day pack.
Food & catering available - Breakfasts, cut lunches and dinners available by arrangement.
Hiker’s accommodation - Warm, clean cottages with hot bath/showers and fully equipped kitchens.
Uncrowded tramping - Only 10 people on the track per day, you’ll have it to yourself.
Easy access & secure parking - Easy access by either bus or car, begin and end at the same location.

Walk with your companions, enjoying wonderful scenery, fresh air and exercise. At the end of the day relax with a hot shower, soft bed and fresh pillow. 
Walkers find it very easy to access the track as it begins and ends at Ngaroma on Conway Flat just 8 minutes off SH1, 40km south of Kaikoura.

You don’t need to be super-fit, the 13km of track per day is easily achieved and there is time to take plenty of rests and photos. Each day has a lunch hut with gas and all you need to make a hot drink.

The track includes areas of ancient matai, kahikatea and totara protected by QE2 covenants and the owners have received awards for their conservation projects.

Easy to get to by car (the track and accommodation  has been checked for earthquake damage and given the all clear)
Cost $200 includes luggage transport Open October to April inclusive Contact: Sally and David Handyside

Ready Money Walking and Cycle Trail

The new Ready Money Trail is a 3 km dual use trail for walking and mountain biking through the Cheviot Hills Reserve. The benched and signposted trail meanders through magnificent plantations of oak, eucalyptus and conifers, and takes in several historic sites. The trail leads up to a lookout over the Cheviot basin, and in Spring, much of the trail is through extensive plantings of daffodils.

The trail’s name celebrates the Cheviot Hills landowner Ready Money Robinson, who earned his nickname for buying the North Canterbury estate with a wheelbarrow of cash at the Lands and Deeds office in Nelson. The foundations of Ready Money’s mansion house are a feature of the Cheviot Hills Reserve and historic photographs of the estate in its heyday are inside the nearby cricket pavilion.

The trail is suitable for all levels of fitness and can be incorporated into the larger walking circuit from Cheviot down the Gore Bay Road, into the Cheviot Hills Reserve and back to Cheviot via a walking track along State Highway 1.
Hurunui River Mouth

Hurunui River Mouth

Sand and stone beaches. Ever changing sandbanks. Salmon and trout fishing.