Ohau Waterfall Walk and Seal Pups, Kaikoura

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Take a short and easy hike along Ohau Waterfall Walk and Seal Pups 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 Waterfall Walk and Seal Pups can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We heard about this special place and decided to visit. It has a easy to follow path to the waterfall, which happens to be a natural nursery for seal pups. The only danger is that you sometimes have t...  more »
  • Very accessible ' hike ' for young and old. At the end a beautiful waterfall, certainly at the right time of the day when the Sun is out. On the other side of the road is a seal colony. Gorgeous!
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  • Is a little climb the waterfall. See seals is no problem, that roam all over the place. Inside to watch is fun. The parking lot is very busy but a small wait is worthwhile in any case.
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