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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  • I have never seen so many seals so close in my life. They were just everywhere, all over the rocks, in the water - a truly wonderful experience, especially for seal lovers. I could have just spent day...  more »
  • You can enjoy the views while watching the seals cavort in the water or laze about on the beach and rocks. There are plenty of places to park and watch at the side of the road. 
  • So cute and interesting to visit. Hope it is not permanently closed by the earthquake. Easy to locate and park.