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Private Walking Track New Zealand Guided Walking Tours Kaikoura

Experience an all inclusive, private trek through globally acclaimed Puhi Peaks Nature Reserve north of Kaikoura on this 3 day walking holiday.

Three Day Guided Walk

Departs Tuesdays

Day One:

Puhi Peaks Station/Totara Saddle/Ancient Forest/Shearwater Lodge

Distance: 8.5km (5.3 miles) Time: 1.5-2hrs morning, 4-5hrs afternoon

A vehicle will transport you and your luggage from Kaikoura to the start of the walk at Puhi Peaks Station.

The first part of the walk is a pleasant mix of bush and forest environments; kanuka, manuka, beech, and fern dominate but specimens of rimu and totara can be seen. The walk climbs to the vantage point at Totara Saddle, where a picnic lunch is served. Read moreRead more

Day Two:

Shearwater Lodge/Happy Valley/Surveyor's Peak Lookout/ Seaward Saddle/Shearwater Lodge

Distance: 5.5km (3.4 miles) Time: 4-5hrs

After a hearty breakfast, leave behind Shearwater Lodge and experience extraordinary alpine valleys and dramatic vistas. On this section the track traverses Happy Valley and walkers enjoy the alpine vista of spectacularly rugged mountains which rise steeply from each side of the valley. Read moreRead more

Day Three:

Shearwater Lodge/Beverley Falls/Shearwater Lodge/Puhi Peaks Station

Distance: 6 km (3.7 mile) Time: 1.5hrs morning, 2.5hrs afternoon

After breakfast, take a leisurely walk to the beautiful Beverley Falls through the ancient forest. Lunch is served at Shearwater Lodge and after, it is time for the walk out. A different track is taken to that on the way in and much of this is downhill following the ridge line before re-entering the beech forest. Once again, there are plenty of opportunities to see the birdlife and wild animals on the descent. The end of the track, and return to Puhi Peaks Station, is reached at approximately 4.30 pm where your luggage and transport back to Kaikoura will be waiting. Arrival time in Kaikoura is approximately 5.30pm.

"Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome, wonderful hike and the lodge is one of the nicest places we have stayed. 5 star food, 5 star lodge , 5 star views, will recommend on" J E& AM, London, UK

"An awesome experience, top location, top accommodation and hospitality. All with a passionate leader and owner, what a great combination. Thank you for allowing me to share a magnificent spot, the best I have been to. Namaste." BR, ACT, Australia

Important Information

Please check the itinerary, the information page and faqs for further information regarding the walk.

"Thank you for sharing your wonderful land with us, awe inspiring mountains, vegetation and animals and that is before you get to our hosts relaxed friendly and dedicated to giving us an experience that we wanted ! Thanks again."
SM California, US


The cost covers:

  • The 3 day package
  • Guiding on the walk
  • Transfers from Kaikoura to the walk and return
  • Overnight holdall/bag, including transfer to Shearewater Lodge
  • All meals
  • Loan of day pack, wet weather gear and walking sticks
  • Outstanding accommodation over the three days*.
Adult NZ$1895*
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* Above prices refer to one person, twin share room.

All inclusive Single Supplement option available see Prices.

Please note: Group and family discounts apply with direct bookings only.