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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  • We have been here twice before but there is something special being able to watch so many lazing, swimming, playing in such a beautiful setting. 
  • The seal colony is located near to state highway 1 (about 20 km north of Kaikorua). There's a large area for cars to park and it's good to be able to stretch your legs. We preferred seeing the seals a...  more »
  • I recommend the beach walk. In the launch area of the hikes, the seals are still very trusting. Later, the animals are shy, not so used to people. The hike is a very nice experience. A seal had even a bite injury, probably by the shark.
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