Ohau Stream Walk, Kaikoura

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Take a short and easy hike along Ohau Stream Walk for beautiful scenery and up-close encounters with some adorable creatures. The 280 m (918.6 ft) walk passes through a forested area alongside Ohau Stream and leads to a small pool and picturesque waterfall flanked by green, mossy stones. In winter months seals and their pups also follow the stream in from the ocean; look for them playing and swimming in the water and lounging on nearby rocks. The hike is very manageable and a great choice for families traveling with children, who will be delighted to see the friendly creatures. Don't forget to take your camera to capture the surrounding scenery and special moments with the seals. Even if it isn't the season for the seals, this still makes a lovely, brief excursion. Using our international travel planner, Kaikoura attractions like Ohau Stream Walk can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The walk up here was great , but those sweet innocent baby seal just splashing around having fun was quite a adventure , and all the mums and dads were on the beach rocks sunning themselves away from ...  more »
  • Short stop when travelling up the east coast. No babies there when we called but saw lots on the coastline Hopefully not destroyed by the earthquake  more »
  • Several reviews here and elsewhere were unclear with respect to access to this site. My son and I were in Kaikoura on February 19, 2017. We visited the "I-site" information booth in Kaikoura. We were ...  more »