Kaikoura walking & hiking guide
Below are our favourite walks & hiking tracks in Kaikoura for your enjoyment. Walks are listed randomly and include full details along with stunning photos taken by us. You’ll find points of interest, track highlights, history, track quality, elevation and a personal run down on what we think about the walk. Kaikoura is an inspiring place to explore with plenty of great walking trails.
Frequently asked questions on Kaikoura walks
No, is the quick answer on any DOC land, although you can get a permit to fly your drone (from DOC), including private and non-commercial use. Applying for the permit for the first time can be a little tricky, there is a free pre-application meeting then you need to contact the local iwi to assess whether your proposed activity will have any cultural effects. Oh, and it’ll cost for each DOC region you apply to use your drone. Use DOC Maps to help you find each region.
Our Tips & Tricks on booking your trip to Kaikoura:
We’ve found the best prices for your hiking or walking trip in Kaikoura in New Zealand. Great deals on things like accommodation, transport and tours.
Lowest Price Guarantee on Campervan Hire from Queenstown Airport – Compare Prices of 15 Motorhome Companies
Jucy Rentals are definitely the cheapest with a really big range of camper-vans. If you’re looking for a van you can stand up in or with a bit more room then try Mighty. Britz and Maui are very popular, they cater for small and really big campers.
Book your rental car at the best price here:
I’ve found the prices quite competitive for rental cars from RentalCars, they have a huge selection from lots of different suppliers so you can price check. Use the form below to see what they have on offer.
Where’s the best place to stay before hiking in Kaikoura:
I always use Booking.com instead of Airbnb for all my accommodation now. It works out cheaper, they don’t have those extra “Service Fees” or extra “cleaning fees”. Looks cheap until you get to pay. Plus Booking.com have a lot of holiday homes now, pretty much the same selection as Airbnb. You won’t miss out on the range. Plug in your dates in the form below and you’ll see availability.
Don’t forget your travel insurance:
Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations. It’s comprehensive protection in case anything goes wrong. I never go on a trip without it as I’ve had to use it many times in the past especially for medical. I’ve been using World Nomads for years and it’s very good.