Ohau Waterfall Walk and Seal Pups, Kaikoura
(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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  • I am not sure why people are saying this waterfall area was destroyed,as those locals who live near by are saying it is surprisingly undamaged by the earthquakes. I do hope they are right! I visited i...  more »
  • If you are in kaikoura , most of the year there are seal pups varying in ages and they are funny and boisterous, but if you're one of those fortunate few who are around in November/ December. You get,...  more »
  • Reviews below stating that this place has been "destroyed" are untrue. Following the earthquake of November 14, Ohau Stream is currently inaccessible due to several rockslides blocking the track. The ...  more »