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All reviews car park seal colony on the rocks their natural habitat low tide wild animals parked cars rock pools beautiful area ohau point safe distance mother nature great pictures close quarters nice walk take photos close encounter
Watch out cause these seals have great camouflage amongst the rocks! I had one in my sights but failed to spot the one closest to me & nearly stood on it. Luckily it saw me coming & barked out a warning.
The kids thought that...More
We saw a seal right next to the parking lot on wood boardwalk. There are also several groups down the beach.
They are fun to watch, just don't get too close.
Lots of birds in the area and beautiful views. The rocks in the area...More
Visiting this place is an essential activity if you go to Kaikoura, and it is also free.You will never be so close to the seals, although you must keep the distances indicated by the signs, at Point Kean 10 meters. In this place there are...More
I felt so sorry for the poor seals when the earthquake came along. Their ancestral home got a right shake up! But there they are, not exactly basking, but more huddling on their rocks, just as always. Although I fancy that there weren't as many...More
It was a great opportunity to see a seal colony up close, it is close to Kaikoura township. The parking is plentiful and excellent toilet facilities. In the winter can be exposed to a brutal wind so rug up, but this is part of the...More
Visited on Saturday 19th May. As we drove drown to the parking area we were amazed that the seals were so close as one was lying on the boardwalk next to the carpark. the majority were on the rocks as you walked on the beach....More
Certainly a nice way to see nature in it's element .
It is nature so not all seals are going to be interested in a selfie ha ha
I personally used a Zoom Camera and relaxed from a distance although very nice to see the...More
This is the best place to visit in Kaikura. Preferred it to the whale watching tour - and it is free! Excellent and unusual opportunity to get close to seals and see them in a big group in their natural (and beautiful) habitat.
It is free, I would not suggest you try swimming with them ,as they can be very fast and feisty, the places they love the best is on the rock and not suitable for swimming. My husband was snapped at by a seal, he did not... More
It is free, I would not suggest you try swimming with them ,as they can be very fast and feisty, the places they love the best is on the rock and not suitable for swimming. My husband was snapped at by a seal, he did not see it and his coat waved past it and caught its eye and it had a go. Yes, very fast and snappy Gave him a good old fright
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You can swim there! I did a lot of freediving in this area. Seals are very playful in the water. They feel threatened on land and might bite when you come to close. In the water it´s a different story. They choose to check... More
You can swim there! I did a lot of freediving in this area. Seals are very playful in the water. They feel threatened on land and might bite when you come to close. In the water it´s a different story. They choose to check you out as they are very curious. Don´t try to touch them and you will be alright. The bad visibility, stormy seas and strong rips are however dangerous factors. You should be a strong and experienced swimmer in the ocean. Otherwise there are many tours which offer swimming with seals.