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Ohau Point Seal Colony

#4 of 38 things to do in Kaikoura Features Animals
State Highway 1, Ohau Point, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Slow drive past

Due to the repair of highway 1 the driving speed is currently between 20-30kph, with traffic light... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Hastings, United Kingdom
via mobile
nature at its best

wonderful place to visit. saw many seals, even a little blue eyed penguin. the land has change... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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State Highway 1, Ohau Point, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Due to the repair of highway 1 the driving speed is currently between 20-30kph, with traffic light stops. This gave a great view of there magnificent animals - have your camera ready.

Thank Dearmans
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wonderful place to visit. saw many seals, even a little blue eyed penguin. the land has change since the earthquake, but i feel its easier to walk out to now. its a must see of you want to see some of new zealand best nature.

Thank Ginny S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The place is certainly interesting. Yes there are many seals but actually looking at the changes in the environment since the earthquake is also very interesting.

Thank Buckoinchch
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Not sure I have been anywhere where you can stroll out to see animals in there fully natural environment. Very special.

1  Thank Chatz2014
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Ohau point is so wonderful to visit. The seals are always ready to pose for photos. Make sure you check the weather before going to make sure storms don't hinder and check tides. Low tide would be best.

Thank reginaphalanges
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Told by a local whereto find the colony by walking around the rocks and along the shingle beach. Saw the nursery babies with their mothers. Interesting place to visit.

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We where there just before the earthquake and saw a lot of seals. Either playing in the water or sleeping between the rock on in the gras. Hopefully they will come back to that beautiful place

Thank aussi33
Reviewed 29 April 2017

It was amazing watching the seal pups playing in the stream and waterfall disregarding our presence.

1  Thank Dale H
Reviewed 21 April 2017

At the colony we turned right and walked along the beach and saw about 50 seals including cubs. You can get fairly close to photograph them (10 metre limit), keep an eye on the tide though.

1  Thank john w
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

A lovely chance to see nature in its habitat. We stupidly walked out during a storm, it was slippery and wet and I wouldn't recommend. Go when the suns out and get some good pictures of seals

Thank Foodlover438
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21 May 2017|
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Response from john w | Reviewed this property |
Not t sure about best times we went twice when the tide was out and saw lots of seals
23 July 2016|
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Response from Robbies777 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in March and there were heaps