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Ohau Point Seal Colony

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State Highway 1, Ohau Point, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Got very wet

A lovely chance to see nature in its habitat. We stupidly walked out during a storm, it was... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Wanaka, New Zealand
via mobile

The seals were amazing the little nursery was so cute...i took many of photos and searching for... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
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State Highway 1, Ohau Point, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

A lovely chance to see nature in its habitat. We stupidly walked out during a storm, it was slippery and wet and I wouldn't recommend. Go when the suns out and get some good pictures of seals

Thank Foodlover438
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

The seals were amazing the little nursery was so cute...i took many of photos and searching for sealife was fun and walk track up to the lookout was beautiful

Thank traceyr550
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A small walk from the parking area. Has stunning views of the sea and once can watch the seals up close in their natural surroundings. There is a small colony where they were nursing their kids. Please be careful during High Tides. One may get...More

Thank Abhilash K
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We were on our way to Kaikoura for our whale watching tour when we stopped to see the colony not too long before the earthquake. Apparently, the earthquake has significantly disrupted the habitat - so I'm not sure what it looks like now. You'll have...More

1  Thank Omar H
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Here you can watch and snap photos of Fur Seals and Penguins in their natural habitat. The area is closed of further out the point to make sure people don't get too close though. Be mindful of slippery rocks.

Thank hikingkurt
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This place is a great chance to see these impressive and beautiful wild creatures in their natural environment. I would thoroughly recommend it. BUT: 1 Wear good footwear as it's a pretty rugged and craggy piece of coast. This is not a 'wheelchair friendly' attraction....More

Thank WestCountryFoodie
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We watched the young fur seals playing on the rocks and in the sea, they were delightful. Lots more were resting on the rocks nearer the town.

Thank jeff600
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Oahu Point is 20km north of Kaikoura, and you cannot miss it if you are driving south from Picton. You'll start seeing seals swimming near the coast as you get close to Oahu, where some rocks offer a perfect shelter for fur seals and their...More

Thank BurgerQueen78
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Even though the coastline had changed and grew after the earthquake, it still was worth the short drive to see the seals. You have to walk out a bit further but hey who cares 10/10

1  Thank chris_cairns
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Our girls (miss 15 & 13yrs) wanted to see the wildlife. Seals check, Penguin check. Everyone happy. Even on such a warm day it was lovely.

Thank Sarah C
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21 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
23 July 2016|
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Response from Robbies777 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in March and there were heaps