Ohau Point Seal Colony, Kaikoura

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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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  • Do not pay to go you can go by you even. It's great to see the seals in their natural habitat. However attention to sensitive souls, the route is littered with all kinds of things in decay... algae, seals... it smells really really bad in places. This doesn't stop you not to go but you will be notified. Walk about 15 minutes and you will find the colony behind a beach of white pebbles. I recommend it in flip flops. For young children access is not simple. We had a baby carrier for our 3 year old and it was better that way.
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  • See duration, may be to stomp them into potentially harmful to us, and on the way out, don't work the way. The color of the sea will be brown to blend with the sand lot, looking good there will be several rays.
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  • A lovely chance to see nature in its habitat. We stupidly walked out during a storm, it was slippery and wet and I wouldn't recommend. Go when the suns out and get some good pictures of seals  more »