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“Seal pups in their natural environment”
Review of Ohau Stream Walk

Ohau Stream Walk
Ranked #1 of 37 things to do in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Lyttelton, New Zealand
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“Seal pups in their natural environment”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

This is a unique experience. Go at a quiet time as it can get overrun by people, but you can watch seal pups playing in their natural environment in the water pools and under the waterfall. We went in June and were totally blown away by the experience. Perfect for kids. Take a jersey or jacket as it can be quite cool in the shade up the valley.

Visited June 2012
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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“Keep it a secret”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

We didn't really know what we were about to see until we got there, and even then we could scarcely believe it - about 30 seal pups playing in a pool in front of a waterfall. It was like something out of a film. I almost expected there to be a couple of mermaids on the rocks. Awesome is an over-used word but this certainly is. Incredible.

Visited September 2012
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Great way to see the seals”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

As long as you go at the right time when there are heaps of seals it is such a great way to see them.

Visited July 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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“"Amazing"”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

This was the absolute highlight of my weekend! A 5 minute walk up the track to the waterfall to see the seal pups swimming and playing is magical!

Visited October 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“Learning to Swim”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

What a wonderful surprise to find seal pups learning to swim in the pool of a waterfall. On our last full day in New Zealand we learned of this spot located off the side of a road north of Kaikoura and headed there just before sunset. After a short 5 minute walk up a forrest trail, we saw seal pups napping on river rocks and turning somersaults in the freshwater pool underneath a dramatic waterfall. This visit felt like we accessed a window into a secret world. I'm so glad we visited this place before leaving New Zealand.

Visited October 2012
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