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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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Beautiful Ocean Views oh and seals!

Beautiful views of the ocean and a nice view of the seal colony. We were initially confused and thought that this location was for the Ohua seal pups.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views of the ocean and a nice view of the seal colony. We were initially confused and thought that this location was for the Ohua seal pups.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Brilliant day No Pups in the pool however there were a few in the stream playing So much fun to watch

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Our kids were so excited to see soo many seals. There were everywhere!! On the path, under the bridge, up on the hill. Spotted so many sunbathing camouflaged on the rocks as well. Such a great experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

After the magic of the waterfall, the seal colony on the point completes the experience. There were hundreds of seals when we visited. The star attraction is the waterfall, but it is a beautiful spot.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We were expecting to see loads of seals here, at least as many as in the peninsula colony. However, there were only a few of them lying on the beach. Perhaps this was due to the stormy sea. For a completely different experience, head for the nearby waterfall to sea the seal cubs (see separate review).

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Nothing more, nothing less ! How to be unhappy to see wild and free seals in their habitat so easily? You can spot Dolphins from the coast if you have some luck.

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Rakaia, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great place to see seals relaxing and playing in the sea - lovely walk up to the waterfall to watch young seals playing in the water.

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Orange, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Lots of seals, and lots of parking. This is a must see if you are on Kaikoura! Just make sure you keep atleast 10m away so you don't disturb them while they rest

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The ohau point boosts of a great view of ocean with a view of relaxing seals on the rocks The ohau point also has a description of various types of seals and has a great view for photography

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Pretty amazing to see them from a platform but any of the pit stops along the road had the same or better views of the seals.

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