Ohau Stream Walk, Kaikoura

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Hiking Trail
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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  • We where there just before the earthquake and was a beautiful walk with a big parking space. We were to early to see the babies, but some seals where hiding in the forest.  more »
  • This is one of my favourite childhood memory. It's an amazing walk through bush. You get to get up close to baby seals. It's an amazing experience and I highly recommend it to everyone and anyone. It'...  more »
  • Well, it was amazing when we visited a few years ago - but as others have indicated, the road is still closed, and so it is impossible to visit at the moment.  more »