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Ohau Point Seal Colony

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State Highway 1, Ohau Point, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Really fun opportunity to observe wild seals up close

I loved sharing this adventure with my toddler and husband. It was really cool to be able to walk... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Amy B
Colorado Springs, Colorado
A few seals

What a peaceful place to be. When you arrive it looks like there aren’t any seals out on the rocks... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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State Highway 1, Ohau Point, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I loved sharing this adventure with my toddler and husband. It was really cool to be able to walk so close to the seals on the rocks. It felt very safe and the views were beautiful. And it was FREE!

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a peaceful place to be. When you arrive it looks like there aren’t any seals out on the rocks but there is a ladder down from the car park that gives u the opportunity to walk on the rocks and find the seals. We...More

Thank Ashlynn28
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did this walk a couple of times once in the morning while raining another time in sunshine late afternoon and lots of seals both times...fab walk definelty teccomend. You will see some at car park but walk around the bay there will be lots...More

Thank Em1202
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure to walk around to the southern of the peninsula if no seals near car park area. The view from the top of the cliffs is well worthwhile.

Thank sohgood
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go for a walk around seal point it's lovely to see the seals relaxing and others playing in the see and the best part is it's free.

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

I was touring South Island with my two grandsons aged 9 and 10 and had arrived in Kaikoura the day before with a plan to go whale watching. Unfortunately for us the weather was against us and the boat wasn't able to sail. The receptionist...More

Thank Landlady747
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Seals are soaking up the sun at this point. You have to walk close to the water to find them but they are there! You can get pretty close to take some pics and observe them. FAR MORE SEALS if you keep going around the...More

Thank Gabby Z
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Great fun to see all the baby-seals and their mums :-) Took great snapshots, one was even of a mum and pup hugging.

Thank Henk W
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Kaikoura may have experienced a devastating earthquake last November but it's many attractions are still waiting for you to try! Seals are simply beautiful creatures and it's a lovely experience to get close to them and observe. Not too close mind you and people shouldn't...More

Thank Old V
Reviewed 13 August 2017 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
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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