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Ohau Waterfall Walk and Seal Pups

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Address: Route 1, Kaikoura, New Zealand

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IT IS DEFINITELY A MUST!

This place gives you the chance of looking the baby seals very close, they are lovely. I spent about an hour seeing them playing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This place gives you the chance of looking the baby seals very close, they are lovely. I spent about an hour seeing them playing.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Easy 10 minutes to watch seals playing in the waterfall & pool. Well worth the stop. But please don't try to pet the seals. They are wild animals, not house pets. Yes, we had to remind a couple people of that.

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South Ari Atoll
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Great close up encounter with the seal pups who are not afraid of humans. It's quite a walk for the old but no problem for my 3 year old girl. It's selfie time for many who wan to have the seal pup posing right besides u! Great place. Free to view. The exact location is seen when we drive from... More 

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Antwerpen, België
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We were here a few days ago driving through the east coast. We stopped to check out the seals and were not sure what we would get. What an experience it was. Seals and baby seals playing at the waterfall and coming so close to you. A must do in the area. Please if you visit respect the animals they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

I read on the review and wasn't sure whether it's worth the drive from Christchurch to Ohau waterfall. Let me tell you, you're going to regret if you miss this. Me, my wife and 2 young girls were so amazed at what we saw. There were many seal pups at the pool and some were on the hills. They were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The seal pups travel up from the coast to a waterfall up the stream where they play in a pool. Best part was seeing them come right up to people. No touching! But, lots of great photo ops!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Literally, this is baby seals playing in a waterfall. It is probably one of the cutest things I have every seen and while you probably should be trying to pet wild animals, they do let you get fairly close to get really cool photos or just awesome views of how adorable they are. Absolutely worth it!!!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great walk to do in winter, June to August. The baby seal pups are at the bottom of water fall, playing around and having fun. A must do if you are visiting kaikoura or just passing. And it's free!

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Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a must-do free activity. About 20 minutes north of Kaikoura then about a 3 minute walk up the hill to a little piece of paradise. Baby seals playing in a waterfall and lazing around on the bank. I hope that this never becomes a commercial activity as it is something very special.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

cute to see the young pups playing like little children. We came upon them by surprise and couldn't leave. we were entranced.

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Address: Address: Route 1, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura

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