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

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Lots of wild seals

We saw a seal community (both adults and babies) basking in the sun on the rocks. A nice place to see seals.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We saw a seal community (both adults and babies) basking in the sun on the rocks. A nice place to see seals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

A great place to see fur seals up close and personal but just one piece of advice - go early in the morning (about 7 or 8am) and avoid the tour groups. Hell really is other people.

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auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Even when it was blowing very hard. Raining you just had to get put of your car to see these amazing playfull baby seals playing in little rock pools . So many seals here to see well worth stopping or even the drive out from kaikoura . The adults seals just keeping their eyes on the little ones it was... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Huge numbers of seals populate the rocks and ocean in the area of Ohau Point, which is just a few kilometres North of the township of Kaikoura. There are great photos to be had as they gambol on the rocks and frolic in the sea. Just remember, they are wild animals, not pets, and give them the distance and respect... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I love this group of seals. After a beautiful drive from Christchurch, it was so lovely to see this cute group of seals and enough the ocean breeze.

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shrewsbury, england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We stood here and watched the seals for a long time! The adults were just lazing around but the pups were playing together and frolicking in the rock pools! The largest seal colony I have ever seen!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

If you haven't seen or stopped here put it on your bucket list. It was a busy day so just be careful when pulling off the road.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We stopped along with many other travellers and walked to get a closer look at these beautiful, silky shiny black creatures of the sea. The waters were pounding around the rocks but there were dozens of seals of all sizes sunning themselves, almost motionless, draped on rocky outcrops and smooth surfaces. They were easily seen from the road the day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Most people come to New Zealand to see nature at it best, as you can see from other posters this is that at its best. Make sure it is on you travel schedule .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Right off the road which is even better. About 25 minutes north of kaikoura off main road to Christchurch Came here twice and spent an hour watching the seals frolicking on gorgeous rocks and surf. Other than swimming with the Dolphins in kaikoura. the best wildlife experience in New Zealand Over 100 pups swimming around in pools. Try to come... More 

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