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Ohau Stream Walk

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Address: State Highway 1 | Okiwi Bay - Half Moon Bay area, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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+64 3-319 5641
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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One of the highlights of the South Island

I came here more than once. Just to see the pups play with each other. No tour needed. And at times it's just you and the pups.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Virgil S
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here more than once. Just to see the pups play with each other. No tour needed. And at times it's just you and the pups.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk up here was great , but those sweet innocent baby seal just splashing around having fun was quite a adventure , and all the mums and dads were on the beach rocks sunning themselves away from the 500m walk up the valley to the waterfall and pools

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Short stop when travelling up the east coast. No babies there when we called but saw lots on the coastline Hopefully not destroyed by the earthquake

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Several reviews here and elsewhere were unclear with respect to access to this site. My son and I were in Kaikoura on February 19, 2017. We visited the "I-site" information booth in Kaikoura. We were advised that the site is inaccessible at this time. Due to the earthquake last fall, traffic is not permitted into this area north of the... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

I toured the Northern half of the New Zealand Southern Island and was fortunate enough to see the waterfall and its occupants. I was so impressed that I stopped twice. I have never seen anything like this. Seal pups flocking to the waterfall and frolicking I was told all day long. They are so tame that you can literally walk... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

We go to kaikoura some Easter weekends and regularly go to the Ohau stream and see seal pups up there in the fresh water, it's stunning to see these wee beauties up there..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

We heard about this special place and decided to visit. It has a easy to follow path to the waterfall, which happens to be a natural nursery for seal pups. The only danger is that you sometimes have to cross the busy motorway to get to the walkway, so be careful. The path takes you right to the base of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

We didnt see any pups when we were there but it was still a nice little walk up to the waterfall and then back on the other side of the highway there was a family of seals playing in the water that we got to watch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

I've been there about three times, just because it's such a beautiful spot. A 5 minute walk from the street (where you can usually spot a pretty big seal colony aswell), and you're surrounded by baby seals playing and swimming in the waterfall. It's fascinating how they're not even afraid of people, just another reminder to be extra careful not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place we found this by accident a tour gide told me about this when he found out which way we were heading, we enjoyed it so much that when we drove back to Christchurch from Greymouth we detoured 150km to se them again. It a was better getting there earlier as the baby's were more active than in the... More 

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