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Seal Colony

State Highway 1, Ohau Point, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Kaikoura
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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PERTH
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

You can stop just about anywhere along SH1 near Kaikoura (legally only of course) as there are number of parking and/or pull off spots, and generally seals can be found lazing on the rocks, and sometimes by the side of the road. A truly remarkable experience. Please keep in mind that these seals are not tame and follow all the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

See description! There's dozens of seals which are easily accessible from the road. Very cool and great for couples and families alike

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Hobart, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

this is the best that nature has to offer.... sit back and the scenery but hold onto your food because those pesky seagulls are not shy in this corner of the world...lol enjoy the seals but don't touch!!!!!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Must do so amazing to be so close to these awesome creatures , esp when little ones around , must take the camera !

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Lisnaskea, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A visit to the seal colony is a must, it was fantastic to see the seals in their natural environment and protected from over zealous tourists. There are plenty of warning signs on how to view the seals without causing them any undue stress. During my visit the sun was shining and the seals were basking on the rocks and... More

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Enfield, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It was a really nice colony. If we hadn't just come from the Ohau seal pups we'd have thought it was a real treat. Lovely short 5 minute drive from Kaikoura town.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The Seal colony is a must do, 30 minute walk from the YHA easy to find as it's signposted. Don't get too close to the Seal's though, they're feisty!

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Lazy seal lying around the car park. You can see it so close at the car park. Can't imagine there is such place in the world. Wonderful!

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We couldn't believe our eyes when we just saw seals by the side of the road, there were many more once we stopped the car and looked down towards the seashore. This was such an amazing place, we loved it.

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Thames, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Loved seeing the animals in their natural environment. Please show them the respect they deserve and keep yourself safe.

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