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Peninsula Seal Colony, Kaikoura

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Take a short drive out of Kaikoura to explore South Bay's Peninsula Seal Colony. An abundance of well laid-out walkways grant you easy access to the surrounding landscape. Extending about 11.7 km (7.3 mi), it takes about 3 hours to complete. The stars of the peninsula are most definitely the flourishing community of seals going about their daily business and soaking up the sun; keep a respectful distance, however, for your own safety. Dolphins, whales, and crayfish also populate the sea here. A short hike to the Point Kean lookout rewards with a full panoramic view of the bay, Kaikoura town, and the towering snowcapped mountains encircling the area. By using our Kaikoura trip itinerary maker, you can arrange your visit to Peninsula Seal Colony and other attractions in Kaikoura.
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  • Winter time, strong wind, able to see around 10 seals laying down on the rocky beach. Good photo spot, great view of the ocean and snow capped mountains as backdrop. Ohau Point is inaccessible due to ...  more »
  • Post earthquake there is a lot more rock formation and a much larger walking area.A few seals are up close to the car park but the majority are a little further out. Its not a difficult walk out to th...  more »
  • If you're in Kaikoura, this is a must visit place. There were lots of seals laying down on the rocks within a few min walk from the parking lot. It's amazing to see seals in their natural habitat. The...  more »