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Private Walking Track New Zealand Guided Walking Tours Kaikoura

All inclusive guided walk on our spectacular private walking track north of Kaikoura on the east coast of New Zealandís South Island.

What to Bring

Shearwater Lodge is fully equipped. Accommodation is private, super-king or twin share bedrooms with en suite bathroom and private balcony.  Linen and toiletries are provided.  All meals are included.


Please take as little as possible into the lodge. Just take what you need for 2/3days. Any remaining luggage will be kept secure, if not left at your Kaikoura accommodation, ie hotel/motel.
A suitable sized holdall is provided for your personal belongings and will be dropped off at your accommodation the night before your walk. Daypacks, waterproof jackets and walking sticks are available for loan.

Our hydro-power system is for essential appliances only.
Please do not use hairdryers.

The following is a list of things to bring in addition to your normal clothing and toiletry requirements:

    In your daypack you MUST have:

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Warm sweater (fleece or micro fleece top)
  • Hat and gloves (fleece or woollen)
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Your medication (should you require it)
  • Waterbottle
  • Optional:

  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Walking pole(s)
  • Essential items:

  • Comfortable walking boots or sturdy walking shoes with good ankle support and suitable for river/stream crossings.

Some Suggestions:

    We recommend you bring a selection of clothing to suit all weather conditions as sudden changes can be experienced at any time of the year.  Here are some suggestions:

  • Woollen or polypropylene thermal underwear (top & bottom)
  • Woollen or thermal socks
  • Shorts or trousers for walking NB Jeans are not suitable for walking in
  • T shirts or suitable tops, including long sleeve protection from the sun

For Shearwater Lodge in the evening:

  • Warm socks, slippers or lightweight shoes
  • Casual daywear or similar

Information regarding confirm of pick-up location, time, and any last minute details will be left at your Kaikoura accommodation the day prior to departure.

Should you have cause to contact us please ring Kaikoura Wilderness Walks
toll free number 0800 945 337 before 5pm prior to your departure day.
For emergencies only ring 021 351 355.