TAKE A SHORTCUT
NZ Lifestyle Magazine Group
The time-poor can still get a memorable peninsula experience in less than 90 minutes. Start at the Point Kean car park and quickly ascend to the peninsula trail for a bird’s-eye view of the sprawling enclaves and surrounding mountains. Stay on the trail (watch out for roaming livestock) for about 30 minutes until a set of stairs appears near the Whalers Bay lookout point. Return to the Point Kean car park via the beach, where drowsy seals will be no doubt lazing. Warning: Parts of the rocky beach are uneven, so a reasonable level of fitness and appropriate footwear are recommended.