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Cannibal Bay

off Southern Scenic Highway | 799 Cannibal Bay Road, Clutha District, Otago, 9271, New Zealand
+64 3-415 8371
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“sea lions” (20 reviews)
“surat bay” (4 reviews)
“sand dunes” (2 reviews)
off Southern Scenic Highway | 799 Cannibal Bay Road, Clutha District, Otago, 9271, New Zealand
+64 3-415 8371

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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We saw 14 Sea Lions here and on the next beach west over the short track behind the headland. Take care to check for fresh tracks into the sand dunes as they are often found there.

Thank ian6633
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Well worth the drive off main highway . A twenty minute walk from one end of beach to the other , be amazed by the sea lions , sea leopards and other sea mammals basking in the dunes or scooting down the beach and into...More

1  Thank markcw2017
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Cannible Bay is a bit off the beaten track, in fact thats what you could call the gravel road that takes you to Cannible Bay, but it is well worth the effort to visit. This is the place to go if you want to see...More

1  Thank Found_Lost_Key
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

A bit of a trek getting to this beach but well worth it. Lots of sea lions lying in groups along the beach. It was great to see everyone keeping a reasonable distance away - maybe it was the very vocal, lunging male sea lion...More

1  Thank Kiwidreamer
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Had friends take us here to see the sea lions, couldn't find any at first but then noticed they were down the other end of the beach, quite a long walk but worth it to see these magnificent animals, only down side is that there...More

Thank 700Gaby
Reviewed 27 April 2016

This is a great beach with the Hooker Sea lions a plus. When we were there there was a well behaved tour group but also some people in a car getting far too close.

Thank Murry_Cave
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Wow was all I could say once I stepped onto the beach. I liked how there was only us on the beach and when the other visitors came the didn't disturb the sea lions that were lying in the sand. It was pretty overcast but...More

Thank Holly W
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Quite a drive to the site. 2 ways to get there. The drive nearer to nugget point (which we took) was much more nerve wrecking than the flat road. Narrow and high edge for our sedan car. Found the other road when we reached. Worth...More

1  Thank getmesomething
Reviewed 11 April 2016

It's an 8km drive down to the Bay and quite narrow in places but still an OK drive. At the end you can park quite near the beach and walk along it. We only saw one seal the 2 times we visited so were a...More

1  Thank Aussiepam
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Nice golden sand and blue/green water. Saw about 10-15 sea lions. You could take as many photos as you liked and you could walk amongst them. But keep your distance for your own safety!

Thank Rikard Z
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