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“Best free entertainment ever”

Ohau Point Seal Colony
Ranked #3 of 38 things to do in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Best time of year to visit (DEC-JAN) there hundreds of seal pups everywhere, great for the kiddies to see wild seals safely without being able to get anywhere near them in their natural habitat. Well worth the drive.

Thank tash_nigel
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

This is a good place to visit but you need to time the tides right. There is also the possibility that the seals are on the outer rocks but if they are close it is a great opportunity to see them. An easy walk from the town center if you do not have a vehicle.

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

This is a very large seal colony, just north of Kaikora. You can only observe them from highway level, about 30 feet above the colony. Its a huge colony with lots of babies when we visited. I would recommend the short trip from town

Thank andycski
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

The seals are on the walk ways, road & beach. They look cute, until they get annoyed that you have gone to close...so be aware & remember that they are wild & can move fast.

Thank TheFairwaysKaikoura
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

saw one on the beach, couple in the parking lot bushes. not bad for a short walk and 10min stop. there is a crayfish wagon on the road, very good and cheap

Thank kevinzhikangchen
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