Ohau Waterfall Walk and Seal Pups, Kaikoura

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.7/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
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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  • Was lucky enough to see three pups playing in the falls two days running. We could have sat there all day and watched. This rates as one of our best New Zealand experiences. 
  • We stopped here because it was a waterfall walk, we were delighted by the picturesque falls and two seal pups sleeping just before the falls. On the way back we saw a seal frolicking in the shallow wa...  read more »
  • We went here in February and sadly there were no pups or seals at all at the time. It's a nice short hike, but nothing special if the seals aren't there. 
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