Kaikoura Wilderness Walks
Kaikoura Wilderness Walks takes you on an exclusive guided walk through the privately owned Puhi Peaks Nature Reserve. Over 3 days our guests enjoy the 'ultimate wilderness experience'. Nicky, and her team of expert, local guides look forward to taking you through this outstanding alpine environment and hosting you at the luxurious Shearwater Lodge.
Nicky McArthur is the Owner/Operator/Managing Director of Kaikoura Wilderness Experience Limited (KWE) and the host at Shearwater Lodge. Although involved with the company since 2003 when Kaikoura Wilderness Walks was first established, Nicky has been in sole charge since 2008.
Kaikoura WIlderness Walks (KWW) is the trading name of Kaikoura Wilderness Experience Limited.
Nicky's son Sam is the Principal Guide and Operations/Property Manager. Nicky's other two sons, James and Harry both contribute to the operation of KWE through guiding, and track and road maintenance when necessary.
Kaikoura Wilderness Walks offers a path of discovery, a varied walking experience which takes you through the Puhi Peaks Nature Reserve, a renowned haven for a diverse array of flora and fauna. This unique property on the north-east coast of New Zealand's South Island is just 30km from the small town of Kaikoura. The area takes in a portion of the Seaward Kaikoura mountain range, which at 457m(1500ft), is the highest, privately owned property in New Zealand. In its upper reaches, "Puhi Peaks" is a pristine alpine wonderland and is the location of Shearwater Lodge.
John Williamson, Lincoln, NZ
The perfect chill out place.
Grant Bettjeman, Auckland, NZ
There is nothing more magical than seeing a dream come to life and we had a real sense of that this weekend – its been so special to share in this dream over the last few days. Nicky you and your team and Lance too absolutely get the importance of the overall “experience”. You have breathtaking mountains and bush, a beautiful luxurious lodge, delicious food and sounds of the outback and you have wrapped it all up in your unique personalities and exquisite attention to detail and our experience has bee one of total indulgence and we’ve felt absolutely spoilt. The perfect wedding anniversary. Thank you.
Mac Thomson, Australia
I shall return one day, With sons and daughter, To this heavenly place Called Shearwater, Where the girls have wings And the dogs have smiles Where the men have halos And where you walk for miles!
Fiona Igo, NSW, Australia
A unique and exhilarating few days – great company, guides, staff and location. Congratulations to Nicky & all the people who make this experience what it is, thank you.