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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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  • This is the place to go if you wanna see some seals. There are a huge number of seals and some of then even show a bit. There are also great views from atop the hill.  more »
  • The seal colony is located at the tip of the peninsula of Kaikoura. The animals are not shy. It was not much to see many on the day of my walk. Most were just at work. Afternoon shift. Swimming with tourists. No time to the Sun. Not only in the water, on land, they seem to have no fear of people.
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  • it is so good, the wild seal just around the rocks. We spend a lot of time around the beach. the seals are just lazy and laying down on the rocks. looks so cute.  more »