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Address: off Southern Scenic Highway | 799 Cannibal Bay Road, Clutha District, Otago, 9271, New Zealand
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+64 3-415 8371

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Worth the detour

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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 sealions, as well as a picturesque seascape. Parking is right near the beach entrance, and... More 

Thank Found_Lost_Key
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Reviewed 12 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 that gave them pause. Took lots of photos as there was lots of movement to... More 

Thank Kiwidreamer
Penrith, Australia
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Reviewed 2 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 are no rest rooms available in the area

Thank 700Gaby
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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
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 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 was still beauutiiful! After seeing this I said to myself "you call Aotearoa home, yet... More 

Thank Holly W
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 18 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 the scary drive there to see 5 BIG sea lions. (Only if you're up for... More 

Thank getmesomething
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 12 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 bit disappointed in that but that's the way it goes. It's a lovely sandy beach

Thank Aussiepam
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Reviewed 31 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
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 20 December 2015

When we headed here we were the only people on the beach for miles! It was an amazing view even though we never glimpsed the NZ seals we desperately hoped for! Please do not go if you have no understanding of tides or cannot swim. The tide approaches rapidly and could be very dangerous for foreigners.

Thank Demii G
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 June 2015

Unfortunately we had a wet cold day when we visited. The road is narrow and unsealed, but ok for the careful driver. In summer it would be great for beach and coast walks.

Thank Tenorman41

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