Three Day Guided Walk
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 more
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.
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 TripAdvisor.com." 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