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Ohau Waterfall Walk and Seal Pups

Address: Route 1, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 34 Activities in Kaikoura
Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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Witney, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were recommended this attraction by a local man whilst we stayed in Kaikoura. He told us that the visit would be worthwhile even though there would probably be no Seal pups. Indeed he was right! A wonderful walk through native bush along well constructed and defined path. The waterfall is attractive and cries out to be photographed. The walk... More 

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Well worth the ten minute walk but sadly it was the wrong time of year to see any seal pups. The pathway is well constructed and easy to walk so any able bodied person could manage it. The waterfall is spectacular in a s all way, and with the sunlight coming through the trees it provided a perfect photo opportunity!

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Have been here before and there has been heaps of pups but today we brought a visiting family here and there was no pups. it still worth the walk. the scenery is nice and the waterfall make a great photo background.

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Wanganui
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Seals just lying around soaking up the sun. I nice stop as you head down to kaikoura. Parking on the side of the road but most traffic is travelling slow but still watch out for kids.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We came here after our whale watching plans were cancelled due to bad weather. Wasn't the same obviously, but it's a nice substitute. Doesn't take long once you're there but it's something you should definitely check out.

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Westport, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is a great wee spot, but if you are visitng please don't poo in the woods just hold on for town, chasing my kids around just off the track was a minefield of used toilet roll! Nice!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

Takes about 20-30mins north of kaikoura.....lovely drive. Easy walk up to the waterfall, unfortunately no seal pups in the pool as it was wrong time of year but it was still great to see the place knowing that Sir David Attenborough fumed up there for 'Life Story'. Sat on rocks over the road for 3 hrs just watching the seals... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

If you want to see seal pups in summer time then stop at Ohau LookOut Point. 3-5 mins walk + a small waterfall, a little bit disappointed.

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Hong Kong Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The seal pups just melt my heart! I miss them so much!! The place was so well-managed that it is easily reached and you can view the most lovely and wild interactions of the seal pups...a must for animal lovers.

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Best thing you. Will ever do we loved it. The seal pups are just georgous and the walk is easy. You will love it

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