Ohau Point Seal Colony might be New Zealand's most accessible Seal Watching experience. And it's free! The carpark is directly off State highway 1 and as a traveller put it 'the seals are right there, waiting for you!'
A glorious spot on a nice day with the backdrop of the mighty Pacific Ocean. Enjoy!
South Island ▷ Kaikoura Region ▷ Kaikoura
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Rikke Hessellund, Denmark
Sooo many seals!! But due to roadworks at the moment (April 2018) it is very difficult to park and to get out of the car there.
Maia and Andrew
Short walk through bush - waterfall and at the end - seal pups. The beach across the road is good for views too.
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A small walkway next to the coast with a lot of seals there. Easy to access with the car and the seals are lovely. Just chilling in the sun.
Just up the main road to a waterfall where little baby seal pups hang out and play. As long as you are quiet, what amazing creatures.
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Great experience, seal pups playing in a waterfall and climbing rocks. Easy access, short walk. Rewarding and fun for all ages.
Good, easy walk to see the seal colony, lots of seals! Free to do.
Spotted 20+ seal pups. Very well maintained and well worth stopping and exploring.
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You can see dolphins, whales and other kinds of animals just from the coast!! If you are lucky!
Very nice walk to a stunning waterfall and sit on the rocks by the ocean - tons of seals!
Seals everywhere we stopped. Pups at the waterfall. Beautiful freedom camping beachside at the Meatworks.
Maria and Grace
Great to see, nice walk, gorgeous frolicking seal pups.
Ahmed Mohsen Aly
We went during sunset. The view from the lookout was absolutely breathtaking. Worth a quick stop.
Best spot to see lots of seals, including new borns playing around. Spent more than an hour just watching these amazing creatures.,