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“Excellent Observation”

Ohau Point Seal Colony
Ranked #3 of 37 things to do in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 13, 2014

Really enjoyed the walk leading to the Seal Colony. The views are exceptional. The seals really flock around here, it's a privilege to sit back and observe them in their surroundings.

Thank nyx799
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

Great to see so many seals happy in their natural home.
We watched as they chased and played in the pools, and snoozed on the board-walk. Went back three times and were sad to leave, but we have loads of great photos.

Thank pacman65
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Reviewed May 12, 2014

Can't believe that we have not visited the colony before now. Walked from our BnB location, an easy and enjoyable 2.5km Sunday morning walk. Even found a coffee van on the way back enabling us to stop and enjoy a coffee with the scenery. Great broad walk and enjoyed watching the seals having fun in the lagoon.

Thank parkfields
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

Lovely place to walk with great pathing to walk through the natural landscape amongst wildlife........today May 2014 there were baby seals slashing and playing around in a pond where the ducks were...the sea to venture out over the rocks or the big hill climbs for the great views

Thank Pussycatmafia
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

If you want to get up close to nature, definitely stop by the seal colony! I walked there from town and it took maybe an hour (but I was stopping to take photos along the way). There were at least 10 fur seals just lying by the water, perfectly poised for pictures. I wasn't looking where I was going and nearly stepped on one seal on the boardwalk! They sit quite close to where people walk, which was really neat. Don't forget to check the water while you're there, because many people missed the seals swimming because they were so focused on the seals lying 2 meters in front of them!

Free, easy to get to, and I got some wonderful pictures from the experience! If you're feeling up to it, you can continue on the Peninsula Walk (about a four hour walk starting and ending in town), and there are more seals along the way!

Thank Abigail F
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