Ohau Point Seal Colony, Kaikoura

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Landmark Tourist Spot
At Ohau Point Seal Colony, meet the baby seal pups as they play under a waterfall and swim along the stream. Once nearly wiped out by hunters, these fur seals mature and grow in the safe environs of the stream before they are ready to go hunting in the ocean. Take the Ohau Stream and Waterfall walk to reach the pools where you can closely interact with friendly pups. The colony is located on private land, whose the owners organize guided seal swimming tours in the charming little bays of the peninsula. If you don't feel comfortable in the water, you can watch these lovable creatures from a large float board. To visit Ohau Point Seal Colony and other attractions in Kaikoura, use our Kaikoura vacation trip planner.
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  • Ohau point is so wonderful to visit. The seals are always ready to pose for photos. Make sure you check the weather before going to make sure storms don't hinder and check tides. Low tide would be bes...  more »
  • Told by a local whereto find the colony by walking around the rocks and along the shingle beach. Saw the nursery babies with their mothers. Interesting place to visit.  more »
  • We where there just before the earthquake and saw a lot of seals. Either playing in the water or sleeping between the rock on in the gras. Hopefully they will come back to that beautiful place  more »