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Ohau Point Seal Colony

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Address: State Highway 1, Ohau Point, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Seal Colony

Oahu Point is 20km north of Kaikoura, and you cannot miss it if you are driving south from Picton. You'll start seeing seals swimming near the coast as you get close to Oahu... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oahu Point is 20km north of Kaikoura, and you cannot miss it if you are driving south from Picton. You'll start seeing seals swimming near the coast as you get close to Oahu, where some rocks offer a perfect shelter for fur seals and their puppies. Park your car close to the highway (there is no parking area), and watch... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though the coastline had changed and grew after the earthquake, it still was worth the short drive to see the seals. You have to walk out a bit further but hey who cares 10/10

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our girls (miss 15 & 13yrs) wanted to see the wildlife. Seals check, Penguin check. Everyone happy. Even on such a warm day it was lovely.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving up State HWY 1 driving north from Kaikoura, this was an unplanned but totally interesting stop that we made on our way up the coast. Being a California native, I've seen sea lions on the rocks, but this is really spectacular. There were dozens and dozens of sea lions jumping on and off of the rocks into the surging... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

So great wildlife entcounter, You can See the seals laying on the Rocks Sun bathing. But dont go to near to the seals

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I have never seen so many seals so close in my life. They were just everywhere, all over the rocks, in the water - a truly wonderful experience, especially for seal lovers. I could have just spent days there watching them. But I had a whole half day and it was pure bliss.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

You can enjoy the views while watching the seals cavort in the water or laze about on the beach and rocks. There are plenty of places to park and watch at the side of the road.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

So cute and interesting to visit. Hope it is not permanently closed by the earthquake. Easy to locate and park.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Loved kaikoura and look back on this please with a real fondness several months on. The scenery and dramatic coastline and waves are spectacular and you get a real special view of the wild seals lazing about in the rocks. Jusy Lovely.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Having seals in CA, viewing the adults was not a prime objective for me. I was hoping that the pups were still frolicking by the waterfall. It's a pleasant 10 minute walk to the falls, which are just average, but no pups. I was able to get a couple of close up shots of the fur seals. A great place... More 

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