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Ohau Stream Walk - CLOSED

State Highway 1 | Okiwi Bay - Half Moon Bay area, Kaikoura, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5641
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Did this walk after coming across it when driving past. Absolutely AMAZING & perhaps one of the... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2018
sherbsfamily
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Timaru; New Zealand
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Now closed due to quake damage

we hope it will reopen as work progresses in the are It is a wonderful place, a little oasis hidden... read more

Reviewed December 20, 2017
Susie J
,
Salinas
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State Highway 1 | Okiwi Bay - Half Moon Bay area, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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+64 3-319 5641
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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

Did this walk after coming across it when driving past. Absolutely AMAZING & perhaps one of the best things I have done In life!! Basically it's an easy walk to see seal babies playing under a waterfall. Hundreds of them there. Could have stayed for...More

9  Thank sherbsfamily
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Reviewed December 20, 2017

we hope it will reopen as work progresses in the are It is a wonderful place, a little oasis hidden away, but not far away. Last visited early Nov. 2016

4  Thank Susie J
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Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful short walk meandering along a stream filled with seals! Many are at the top near the waterfall, great to sit here and watch them

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Reviewed December 11, 2017

We visited at the wrong time to see babies but a nice walk and waterfall at the end. Shame about the other tourists acting disrespectfully especially allowing their children to scream and run around when there are signs clearly saying the seal mothers can get...More

1  Thank On_my_travels_so_far
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Reviewed November 22, 2017

One of the first things my NZ partner took me to after arriving in CHCH. Amazing. We saw so many seal pups so happily playing or snoozing by the stream. Beautiful short walk on a well kept track through the woods before ending up at...More

Thank Belén T
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Great to watch the seal pups under the waterfall and swimming up the stream. Got some great photos of them.

11  Thank cot0071
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Reviewed May 7, 2017

We where there just before the earthquake and was a beautiful walk with a big parking space. We were to early to see the babies, but some seals where hiding in the forest.

Thank aussi33
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Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favourite childhood memory. It's an amazing walk through bush. You get to get up close to baby seals. It's an amazing experience and I highly recommend it to everyone and anyone. It's good for all ages and is nice and...More

1  Thank Holleylolliepop
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Reviewed April 22, 2017

Well, it was amazing when we visited a few years ago - but as others have indicated, the road is still closed, and so it is impossible to visit at the moment.

Thank durk94
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Reviewed April 13, 2017

The playful baby seals are just gorgeous and it is a very short easy walk to the waterfall. PLEASE NOTE, this is currently not accessible due to earthquake damage from the November 2016 Kaikoura quake.

2  Thank CatseyeNZ
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