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Ohau Point Seal Colony

Address: State Highway 1, Ohau Point, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Kaikoura
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped off at the walkway on our way to Kaikoura. We were amazed at how many seals and pups there were. Swimming sunbathing and fighting. A sight not to be missed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Loved seeing the seals romping just yards away. Beautiful park facilities, restrooms, etc. Highly recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

It was really amazing to see the seals so close (less than a few meters away), and they seemed very peaceful. Kids enjoyed a lot !

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Advised by a number of folks not to miss the seal pups 'creche' up the creek in a fascinating meeting of many ... Unfortunately we were out of season - should go in April.

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surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped to look at the seals .....managed to see lots of them sunbathing and the pups playing together in a little pool on the rocks....a really lovely place.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I just stopped here to stretch our legs, but then we saw there were TONS of seals down on the rocks and beach! What a great surprise! There is a great viewing platform over the seals - you can watch them swim in the ocean, sunbathe, or see the adorable pups fighting with each other. So cute!!!... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

The train journey from Picton to Kaikoura provided great views along much of its length. But driving by car allowed us to stop and admire the views close up and for as long as we wished whenever we wished. The seal colony was chosen by the animals themselves but a marketer couldn't have done a better job if given the... More 

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Brilliant stopping point on the main road out of Kaikoura. The seals and their pups gave us hours of entertainment and photographic memories.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We stopped on the roadside by chance when driving to Kaikura and found ourselves on an observation platform overlooking this protected seal colony. There were lots of seals there with their pups and they were quite noisy. Although easily seen with the naked eye, they are well camouflaged and a bit of a distance away, so don't photograph well with... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It's the right time to see seal pups at Ohau LookOut Point. Remember to bring your binoculars. Enjoy the observing!

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