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Ohau Stream Walk

#1 of 38 things to do in Kaikoura Features Animals
State Highway 1 | Okiwi Bay - Half Moon Bay area, Kaikoura, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5641
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Seal pups

Great to watch the seal pups under the waterfall and swimming up the stream. Got some great photos... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
cot0071
Nice walk

We where there just before the earthquake and was a beautiful walk with a big parking space. We... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
aussi33
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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State Highway 1 | Okiwi Bay - Half Moon Bay area, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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+64 3-319 5641

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Great to watch the seal pups under the waterfall and swimming up the stream. Got some great photos of them.

5  Thank cot0071
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We where there just before the earthquake and was a beautiful walk with a big parking space. We were to early to see the babies, but some seals where hiding in the forest.

Thank aussi33
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favourite childhood memory. It's an amazing walk through bush. You get to get up close to baby seals. It's an amazing experience and I highly recommend it to everyone and anyone. It's good for all ages and is nice and...More

1  Thank Holleylolliepop
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Well, it was amazing when we visited a few years ago - but as others have indicated, the road is still closed, and so it is impossible to visit at the moment.

Thank durk94
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The playful baby seals are just gorgeous and it is a very short easy walk to the waterfall. PLEASE NOTE, this is currently not accessible due to earthquake damage from the November 2016 Kaikoura quake.

1  Thank CatseyeNZ
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This was one of Kaikoura's must see attraction. Unfortunately the walk has been Completely destroyed in the 2016 earthquake. There is not even road access at the moment.

4  Thank AbaddoNZ
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I came here more than once. Just to see the pups play with each other. No tour needed. And at times it's just you and the pups.

1  Thank Virgil S
Reviewed 9 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 20 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

14  Thank LikethetripFantastic
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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
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emmalinecreid
12 May 2017|
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Response from LikethetripFantastic | Reviewed this property |
Access is still dependent on the highway. Today when I checked, it appears the highway is still closed. No highway; no access. I can't include the link here; just do a search for Kaikoura highway status and you'll... More
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Jia Q
7 May 2017|
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Response from hotrodgurl | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe that same walk will ever be opened again. The seals have moved from that spot and seem to be doing well. You can still see them in the area.
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