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“Do it!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ohau Waterfall Walk and Seal Pups

Ohau Waterfall Walk and Seal Pups
Route 1, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Kaikoura
Type: Hiking Trails
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kaikoura
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Do it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

A wonderful experience for people of all ages!!
A lovely little walk to a beautiful waterfall full of seal pups! They are so amazing and entertaining.

Visited May 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“One of the best NZ has to offer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

I've been driving up from Christchurch for the last 3 winters to look at this. Up to 80 seal pups at the base of a waterfall, at times playing with sticks or chasing each other. They are not worried about people around them. The walk is only about 10 minutes long and you get a feeling you are witnessing a scene that would only happen in a zoo. It's absolutely fantastic and will only get more popular over time.

Visited July 2012
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“Great for animal lovers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

A short walk up to the top of the falls, with a few seal pups in some pools on the way. Once at the top there are loads of pups all splashing around in the water, sitting on rocks and playing. It is fabulous for adults and children - and it's free!

Visited April 2013
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“Totally Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Honestly one of the most unexpected experiences to see hundreds of pups just chilling out and playing. Recommended!

Visited May 2013
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“Cutest best free activity in the whole of New Zealand!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

The site that greats you at the top by the waterfall is just AMAZING. I couldn't believe how many baby seals there were and so far up the stream. It takes about 10 minutes easy walking up stream but definitely make sure you get all the way to the top as it will keep you mesmerised. We did not want to leave. I would have quite happily taken a packed lunch and sat there all day.

Visited May 2013
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