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Ohau Point Seal Colony

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Address: State Highway 1, Ohau Point, Kaikoura, New Zealand

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I never had much interest for the seals in the zoo but this is so different! With hundreds of seals there is so much to see, all these different faces and personalities. We just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Leeuw605
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Balmoral, Australia
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Balmoral, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I never had much interest for the seals in the zoo but this is so different! With hundreds of seals there is so much to see, all these different faces and personalities. We just stood there, watching them and taking pictures for at least and hour and could have been there for a lot longer. Simply great to observe them!... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stumbled on this by chance. Its as lovely to see the seals, especially those in the nursery up in the wooded area. We enjoyed the walk and it broke the drive from Picton to Kiakoura nicely. Well worth stopping to have a look.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a good place to park up and view the wonderful seal colony and have a break. You look down on the colony from the car park be careful of the pull in

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Thank David D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never before have i had such a close encounter with such beautiful fur seals. Only ever in books and on TV. I was overwhelmed by the speed in which these mammals can move on land. I was amazed at the smell of them - they really stink. I am so please i got to experience them close up.

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Thank Tina W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning. So beautiful, you have to see this to believe it. So many seals, all ages and size.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of seals around relaxing on the beach. Loads of seal pups hiding underneath the wooden path. Great photo opportunities of them all!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loads of seals including young ones, they're on the rocks and in amongst the trees in the undergrowth. Be careful though, one of them 'growled' at us despite us being a way off and then started towards my wife, very funny - lucky it was fairly slow!! If you like seals you'll like it here, there's lots of parking and... More 

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Thank gary c
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are seals everywhere, you don't need binoculars to spot them and can see them from a safe distance at the viewing point.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a cool experience to see the seals up close. Don't forget to drive outside of twin to see the baby seals in the waterfall!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place to visit. Watching these lovely animals playing and fighting between themselves. Not a place to hang about long as it can be very windy.

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