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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, Landmarks
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
42 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The only thing that ruined this visit for us was the stupidity of some tourists, I'll get to that shortly. Upon arriving at the colony you can park your vehicle at the car park which has modern toilet facilities available. From there it is a short hike up a steep path (the most strenuous part of the walk). Once at... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

the seals are right up close by the car park so if you can't walk far it is a great opportunity to see seals close up.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

I think Kaikoura has the best seals colony view in NZ. We always stop at the main road just before reaching Ohau point colony seal from North and found this is the best spot to view them. It's only a few meters away from side of the street. Amazing spot.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We took a drive out to the Kaikoura Peninsula as soon as we arrived in town late afternoon, and saw many seals of all sizes along the beach and walkway. The view from there back across the ocean to the mountains is spectacular. Definitely worth a drive or a walk to enjoy the seals up close and the stunning scenery.

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Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The seal colony was beautiful and one can picture them in their natural habitat. It is just not enough to see them once, i bet you will go back again.

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

If you want to get up close to seals, definitely stop by Kaikoura to check out the seal colony! We walked there from carpark, took us about 30mins. There were at least 10 fur seals just lying by the water, perfectly poised for pictures.They sit quite close to where people walk, one of them even slept all the way in.... More

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Ballina, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It was a miserable afternoon and our plans to kayak with the seals was dampened due to the weather. We decided to visit the seal colony which I must say was alongside the roadway. There weren't many seals the day we visited and the seals we did say looked very sleepy. They were resting on the rocks and were oblivious... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Seals sunbathing on the rocks on the carpark !! a magnificent view from the cliff walk, you could see round both headlands of the peninsular and the bird life was vocal

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We were driving from Kaikoura to Picton and just a few Kms on our way we saw a sign on the road that said seals during 4km! We just had to stop and checked it out! It was amazing! There were a lot of them, playing or just resting or even fighting! we took loads of photos and videos..it seemed... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Just a short drive from the centre of town, you can park the car and if you are very good and it's a hot day they may even lay just by your car. Challenge to get back in and move car but managed... They are all over the rocks and even chase you so beware.. .... You are disturbing my... More

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