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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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Great close-ups of Seals

We had the opportunity to get very close to several seals in their natural habitat. We took some very awesome close-ups.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had the opportunity to get very close to several seals in their natural habitat. We took some very awesome close-ups.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just kidding...the seals at Ohau point are well worth stopping for....but the main reason a lot of people stop is to see the seal pups cavorting in the pool at the bottom of the waterfall. The ten minute walk, and the waterfall, are alone worth the effort, but the pups only appear in autumn and winter. We know. We were... More 

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Albany, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's amazing how many seals there are in this stretch of the coast, and there's lots of places where you can stop alongside the road to see them on the rocks or in the water. This place in particular has a lot of seals, and you'll see them just metres from your car. I'd also recommend doing the short walk... More 

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Thank AlbanyRick
Kassel, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So lovely, I can highly recommend to have a stop there. It's right next on the road from Picton to Kaikoura - so, have a little stop and enjoy!

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Thank Anna Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Watching the fur seals in their natural habitat is truly beautiful. We saw many baby seals frolicking in the wave pools and lots of the adult seals sunning themselves on the many rocks. We could have watched them all day!

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Thank Cheryl B
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

There are hundreds of seals here - fantastic photo opportunities as they are not worried about the people watching. Lots of pups annoying their mothers which was fun to see. There are many spots to watch the seals - we pulled off the road further up to organise our luggage in the car and there were more seals just lying... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

really enjoyed see the seals and got some lovely photos. Saw some young seals and adult seals.Lovely sunny weather to

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many seals were seen both lying in the sun or playing in the water. We enjoyed watching the baby seals having fun and playing. Easy to get to and free.

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Bundall, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Seals everywhere when we visited. And lots of them, not particularly concerned with the human presence, so lots of good photo ops

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seal colony, free, just pull over a few Ks north of Kaikoura. Lovely view, cute seal pups, definitely worth a visit.

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