Ohau Point Seal Colony, Kaikoura

(4.7/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Even though the coastline had changed and grew after the earthquake, it still was worth the short drive to see the seals. You have to walk out a bit further but hey who cares 10/10 
  • Our girls (miss 15 & 13yrs) wanted to see the wildlife. Seals check, Penguin check. Everyone happy. Even on such a warm day it was lovely. 
  • Great to see all these colonies of seals so close. A special atmosphere. Do not hesitate to go
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