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Ohau Stream Walk

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State Highway 1 | Okiwi Bay - Half Moon Bay area, Kaikoura, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5641
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A real get back to nature expeirence

The walk up here was great , but those sweet innocent baby seal just splashing around having fun... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Paul M
Kaikoura, New Zealand
Lovely walk up to the waterfall

Short stop when travelling up the east coast. No babies there when we called but saw lots on the... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
State Highway 1 | Okiwi Bay - Half Moon Bay area, Kaikoura, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5641

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Reviewed 8 March 2017

The walk up here was great , but those sweet innocent baby seal just splashing around having fun was quite a adventure , and all the mums and dads were on the beach rocks sunning themselves away from the 500m walk up the valley to...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Short stop when travelling up the east coast. No babies there when we called but saw lots on the coastline Hopefully not destroyed by the earthquake

2  Thank jillybchesterfield
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Several reviews here and elsewhere were unclear with respect to access to this site. My son and I were in Kaikoura on February 19, 2017. We visited the "I-site" information booth in Kaikoura. We were advised that the site is inaccessible at this time. Due...More

16  Thank LikethetripFantastic
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I toured the Northern half of the New Zealand Southern Island and was fortunate enough to see the waterfall and its occupants. I was so impressed that I stopped twice. I have never seen anything like this. Seal pups flocking to the waterfall and frolicking...More

1  Thank 120CC
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We go to kaikoura some Easter weekends and regularly go to the Ohau stream and see seal pups up there in the fresh water, it's stunning to see these wee beauties up there..

Thank Paradiseash
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We heard about this special place and decided to visit. It has a easy to follow path to the waterfall, which happens to be a natural nursery for seal pups. The only danger is that you sometimes have to cross the busy motorway to get...More

3  Thank Eugene S
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We didnt see any pups when we were there but it was still a nice little walk up to the waterfall and then back on the other side of the highway there was a family of seals playing in the water that we got to...More

Thank JordanD87
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I've been there about three times, just because it's such a beautiful spot. A 5 minute walk from the street (where you can usually spot a pretty big seal colony aswell), and you're surrounded by baby seals playing and swimming in the waterfall. It's fascinating...More

1  Thank Lilly K
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Fantastic place we found this by accident a tour gide told me about this when he found out which way we were heading, we enjoyed it so much that when we drove back to Christchurch from Greymouth we detoured 150km to se them again. It...More

Thank introubleagain
Reviewed 26 December 2016

This was a short walk up to the waterfall where we were shocked to find about five seal pups playing in the water. So amazing and a must see. Please be mindful and keep the area clean so this feature is kept for years to...More

3  Thank dargerfamily
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7 October 2017|
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Response from CatseyeNZ | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, it is not yet open. Work to rebuild the road is still set to continue until Christmas 2017.
Vnny L
18 May 2017|
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Response from BernieMD | Reviewed this property |
It is closed but the seals are still on the coast. It would be a great help to the Kaikoura people if you did still go to the town and look at some of the other colonys though and some of the new wonders that have appeared... More