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Ohau Point Seal Colony

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State Highway 1, Ohau Point, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Great find

Go for a walk around seal point it's lovely to see the seals relaxing and others playing in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan H
Marple, United Kingdom
Wonderful place

I was touring South Island with my two grandsons aged 9 and 10 and had arrived in Kaikoura the day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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State Highway 1, Ohau Point, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go for a walk around seal point it's lovely to see the seals relaxing and others playing in the see and the best part is it's free.

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was touring South Island with my two grandsons aged 9 and 10 and had arrived in Kaikoura the day before with a plan to go whale watching. Unfortunately for us the weather was against us and the boat wasn't able to sail. The receptionist...More

Thank Landlady747
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seals are soaking up the sun at this point. You have to walk close to the water to find them but they are there! You can get pretty close to take some pics and observe them. FAR MORE SEALS if you keep going around the...More

Thank Gabby Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great fun to see all the baby-seals and their mums :-) Took great snapshots, one was even of a mum and pup hugging.

Thank Henk W
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Kaikoura may have experienced a devastating earthquake last November but it's many attractions are still waiting for you to try! Seals are simply beautiful creatures and it's a lovely experience to get close to them and observe. Not too close mind you and people shouldn't...More

Thank Old V
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Due to the repair of highway 1 the driving speed is currently between 20-30kph, with traffic light stops. This gave a great view of there magnificent animals - have your camera ready.

Thank Dearmans
Reviewed 26 July 2017

wonderful place to visit. saw many seals, even a little blue eyed penguin. the land has change since the earthquake, but i feel its easier to walk out to now. its a must see of you want to see some of new zealand best nature.

Thank Ginny S
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

The place is certainly interesting. Yes there are many seals but actually looking at the changes in the environment since the earthquake is also very interesting.

Thank Buckoinchch
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Not sure I have been anywhere where you can stroll out to see animals in there fully natural environment. Very special.

1  Thank Chatz2014
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Ohau point is so wonderful to visit. The seals are always ready to pose for photos. Make sure you check the weather before going to make sure storms don't hinder and check tides. Low tide would be best.

Thank reginaphalanges
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20 May 2017|
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Response from john w | Reviewed this property |
Not t sure about best times we went twice when the tide was out and saw lots of seals
22 July 2016|
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Response from Robbies777 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in March and there were heaps