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. Our Kaikoura route website makes visiting Ohau Point Seal Colony and other Kaikoura attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Seals everywhere, also some daft tourists. Seals were on the wooden walkways and seemed to be playing up to the crowds, fantastic to see them playing and ‘posing’. Some people however got far too clos...  more »
  • The amount of damage and destruction caused to the state highway 1 by the earthquake last year is impossible to describe. Traffic is travelling in a one lane system for many kms whilst re-located new ...  more »
  • So we could see the seals, we had to walk far beyond. But it has paid off. Everywhere, Robben sunbaked and could approach them and take pictures. An experience which you so rarely experienced. A visit is highly recommended
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