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Ohau Stream Walk

State Highway 1 | Okiwi Bay - Half Moon Bay area, Kaikoura, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5641
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Nice walk

We where there just before the earthquake and was a beautiful walk with a big parking space. We... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2017

This is one of my favourite childhood memory. It's an amazing walk through bush. You get to get up... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
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“seal pups” (536 reviews)
“short walk” (177 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
State Highway 1 | Okiwi Bay - Half Moon Bay area, Kaikoura, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5641

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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
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

Thank Holleylolliepop
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
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.

1  Thank A2437UXjaniceb
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

This was one of Kaikoura's must see attraction. Unfortunately the walk has been Completely destroyed in the 2016 earthquake. There is not even road access at the moment.

4  Thank AbaddoNZ
Reviewed March 14, 2017

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.

Thank Virgil S
Reviewed March 8, 2017

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...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed February 26, 2017 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

2  Thank jillybchesterfield
Reviewed February 19, 2017

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...More

13  Thank LikethetripFantastic
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...More

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Vnny L
Is the Oahu stream walk open in June 2017 to see baby seal? As I read few review said it was closed due to earthquake.
May 18, 2017|
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Response from BernieMD | Reviewed this property |
It is closed but the seals are still on the coast. It would be a great help to the Kaikoura people if you did still go to the town and look at some of the other colonys though and some of the new wonders that have appeared... More
We are wondering if the walk to Ohau Stream is accessible yet? I understand it was damaged late last year. We are heading there to NZ next week (end of May). If it's still closed are there other places to see seals? Thank you
May 12, 2017|
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Response from LikethetripFantastic | Reviewed this property |
Access is still dependent on the highway. Today when I checked, it appears the highway is still closed. No highway; no access. I can't include the link here; just do a search for Kaikoura highway status and you'll... More
Jia Q
will be there in 2 weeks, any chance we could get access to the walk? or it's still closed by then?
May 7, 2017|
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Response from hotrodgurl | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe that same walk will ever be opened again. The seals have moved from that spot and seem to be doing well. You can still see them in the area.