Ohau Waterfall Walk

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Unfortunately the Ohau Waterfall Walk is closed until further notice due to 2016 earthquake damage.

Fly over the whales on this stunning scenic flight which includes Kaikoura and it’s coastline. 

You can still see plenty of seals at Kaikōura Peninsula, just south of the Kaikōura town, a short walk around the shoreline from Point Kean car park. Seals can also be seen from along the highway from parts of the new Kaikōura Peninsula Walkway.

Quick Facts about this walk

  • Location: East Coast, Northern end of the South Island
  • Distance: 0.15 kms
  • Time needed: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Wheelchair Access: No
  • Route: Double back
  • Elevation: 25m
  • Wet Feet: No
  • Toilets: No
  • Dogs: No
  • Mobile Coverage: Yes
  • Last Updated: November, 2019

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Summary points about this walk

Points of interest along the walk​

Start of the walk

These photos were shot looking south to Kaikoura. As you can see there is plenty room to pull over. Keep an eye out for the train tunnel as you drive around the left hand corner. The track makes it way alongside the creek and around the bass of the train bridge. The time stated for the walk on the notice board is 10 minutes; you cut that in half quite easy.

Ohau Waterfall Walk

The walk around the rock face, remind me of the walk around the Karangahake Gorge in the north island. As for the waterfall, Well, not too bad. It’s a pity it didn’t get a little more sun light in there to give it more life. Again watch out for seals they swim up the creek to the falls.

What sort of walking and hiking gear will you need

We’ve partnered with Macpac outdoor walking & hiking gear to bring you the very best products designed exclusively for our New Zealand climate. They’ll ship for FREE within NZ on orders over $100 (if under $100 it’s only $5). Worldwide international shipping is available except to the USA. Bulky orders will be $20.

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