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“A must do”
Review of Ohau Stream Walk

Ohau Stream Walk
Ranked #1 of 38 things to do in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Really great experience the walk up is lovely as you can seal pups coming up the stream and seals are all over. Watching the seals in the waterfall area very mesmorising.

Thank Carolyn G
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

There are pups for most of the year, but sometimes they're further down the coast. They're very friendly and curious, but do be careful- it's not good for you or them to approach them too close apparently, but you can easily get some stunning photos.

1  Thank Lukshmi S
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Kaikoura best kept secret! This beautiful bush walk follows a stream up to a waterfall where only the baby seals climb up to and frolic and flip and swim. Dress warmly as it is shady and cool at the waterfall. I have been up there many times and love watching the pups play together, they are just like children, pushing each other off the rocks. You are right with the seals and will get some amazing photos

Thank Sidari14
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

We all loved our visit to the seal pups. The track is well maintained and the pups were just adorable.

Thank Andre C
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

On Friday 5 April 2013 we left Blenheim and headed to Kaikoura. We had been advised not to miss the seal nursery so we kept a lookout for the Ohau Steam sign. Parked cars either side of the highway showed us where to park. We walked about 5 minutes along a path through bush before coming to the Ohau Stream. We followed the pathway to the end where the waterfall and nursery pool is located. We saw many seal pups playing under the waterfall and in the pool ... Nature's nursery at its best ... wonderful! A couple of inquisitive seal pups came close to us but we didn't touch them just took heaps of photos. There were numerous seals in the stream when we walked back to the road. On returning to our motorhome beside the ocean, we saw many of the adults sunbaking on the rocks or swimming in the ocean. Well worth it. Take your camera or camcorder and a jacket as it can get cool amongst the trees.

2  Thank Barbara L
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