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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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22 kilometres north of Kaikoura and sign posted . Large population of resting seals of all ages and sizes. Well worth a stop and a break form driving to see these seals in a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

22 kilometres north of Kaikoura and sign posted . Large population of resting seals of all ages and sizes. Well worth a stop and a break form driving to see these seals in a totally natural coastal environment and in particular baby seals playing in the rock pools. Good viewing area down steps from parking area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

So many seals! They were just casually lying around on the paths! Not the friendliest of creatures though..

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

You actually get to see seals close up -so cool! We saw two pups moving though the car park and delighting everyone. And it was all for free. Parking and environment excellent and natural.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

so many cute seals. The small ones are really interessted, they come so close to you! Pleas drive slowly, so.etimes they come to the street! Only worse thing, they stink ;-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We saw about 100 seals.also babys...so cute. Amazing place to spot them! Not so mamy tourists there and lovely view

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

By the off chance we were told about the seal colony and had to check it out. One of the best things I have done/seen in New Zealand... and it is completely FREE. No.1 must do in Kaikoura 🙌

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I had read about this place and to see it in person was ever bit as amazing. We saw at least 20 seal pups playing under the waterfall. Wish I had more time to spend there

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Very worthwhile. Very accessible, right next to the road.So many seals to look at! Make sure to also visit the waterfall a bit further north on the left hand side of the road.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Seals are sunning themselves everywhere on the rocks and swimming in the glittering water. Absolutely fantastic experience!

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Love watching the seals, and it's a really special place, but please remember these are wild animals and we are in their world... saw many stupid people getting way too close to get a picture.

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