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Ohau Point Seal Colony

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The seals were plentifully sunning themselves and a treasure to see. It was a real treat of nature... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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you could spend hours watching the seals here

Drove here on a pretty windy and wild day and walked uptown the lookout. There were seals all... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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State Highway 1, Ohau Point, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The seals were plentifully sunning themselves and a treasure to see. It was a real treat of nature to experience these beautiful creatures in the wild.

Thank Canberrascooter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drove here on a pretty windy and wild day and walked uptown the lookout. There were seals all around the carpark area and it was very entertaining to stand and watch them on the rocks . Lovely to see families laughing and watching the seals...More

Thank Louieathens
Reviewed August 18, 2018

A fantastic place to see nature at her best. Be considerate and observe New Zealand fur seals in their natural habitats with fantastic background scenery that is worth the 15 minute drive from town.

Thank cazzkeeler
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

It was great to be able to go for a relaxing walk and take in the seals on the way, as opposed to having to see them in a zoo or from afar. There are two colonies that are easily accessible, one being maybe a...More

1  Thank Matt C
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Visited on Saturday 19th May. As we were driving down from Blenheim to Kaikoura we noticed all the seals on the rocks at Ohau Point. Unfortunately we could not stop because of road works but was still able to see them due to speed restrictions...More

1  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed July 3, 2018

Even though you can’t stop there now due to the roadworks after the earthquake, there are hunfreds of seals are all along the coastline. We didn’t mind the road works, giving us lots of “slow traffic” to look at the seals. Will be great place...More

3  Thank Denise D
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Just add natural sea/wildlife like these protected and cherished seals and beautiful scenic vistas and you’ve got Kaikoura, NZ. Sweet as!

Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Very nice and easy accessible place to see your share of seals. I parked my car and the first ones were sunning on the wooden board walk! The beach itself looks very outlandish and reminds me of pancake rocks. After following the beach for an...More

1  Thank Tijsv54
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

As in my other review about seals this is out of this world u can see details on their faces. Go here and have a look and also see the roadworks that are going ahead. Both amazing

Thank WilsonFamilyNz
Reviewed May 17, 2018

This was a great place to visit as it had you sitting alongside pup seals as it used as a nursery by the adult seals, but was totally destroyed by the quake. Although conservationists/government are doing their upmost to recreate this area. Have had to...More

2  Thank DavidRW_13
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November 19, 2017|
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Response from OldV1 | Reviewed this property |
The coastal road, SH1, is open and you can drive straight through from Christchurch.
May 20, 2017|
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Response from john w | Reviewed this property |
Not t sure about best times we went twice when the tide was out and saw lots of seals