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Ohau Point Seal Colony

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State Highway 1, Ohau Point, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Ohau Point

This was a great place to visit as it had you sitting alongside pup seals as it used as a nursery... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
DavidRW_13
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
Seals!!!

Lovely spot to view some seals in their natural habitat, I know they’ve had problems because of the... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
rwmtuta
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Sydney, Australia
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State Highway 1, Ohau Point, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

This was a great place to visit as it had you sitting alongside pup seals as it used as a nursery by the adult seals, but was totally destroyed by the quake. Although conservationists/government are doing their upmost to recreate this area. Have had to...More

2  Thank DavidRW_13
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Lovely spot to view some seals in their natural habitat, I know they’ve had problems because of the earthquake but it’s great, perfect for any avid Seal watchers

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

My partner and I visited here on this most glorious sunny day. We didn't have to walk far before we came across a large seal basking in the sun. There are plenty of seals to see but on this day you had to be prepared...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

The Ohau Point Seal Colony no longer there due to the earthquake that changed the sea levels. While you can still see seals along Route 1, you cannot stop due to the road construction. We were told by several locals that it is unlikely that...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

It was great to see some seals at the point but due to the earthquake repair work it is not possible to stop along this part of SH1 at the moment to see the seals. The road is one way stop go in places and...More

Thank Kim S
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

We drove up there and went for a walk. very soon we found a few seals chilling out in the sun! They are very cute and just mind their own business. Just keep in mind that they are wild animals and you should not approach...More

Thank ChrigiZH
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Approx 50 min from town centre, couldn’t get to colony as tide was high, but when walking along rocks nearly stepped on a sleeping seal.

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Seals everywhere, also some daft tourists. Seals were on the wooden walkways and seemed to be playing up to the crowds, fantastic to see them playing and ‘posing’. Some people however got far too close and tried petting these wild animals which is very risky....More

Thank David P
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

The amount of damage and destruction caused to the state highway 1 by the earthquake last year is impossible to describe. Traffic is travelling in a one lane system for many kms whilst re-located new roads are being built. The highway is only open during...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This was a fantastic experience , i am so sad that the November 2015 earthquake destroyed the valley for these little creatures

Thank Paul M
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SingaporeAndrew
19 November 2017|
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Response from Old V | Reviewed this property |
The coastal road, SH1, is open and you can drive straight through from Christchurch.
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vnnylean
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
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