Ohau Point Seal Colony

Off SH1 - Nth of Kaikoura

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South IslandKaikoura RegionKaikoura

Watch NZ Fur Seals play - right next to State Highway 1.

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!

Sunbathing seal at Ohau Point

Sunbathing seal at Ohau Point

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Solo seal at Ohau Point

Solo seal at Ohau Point

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Party central at Ohau Point

Party central at Ohau Point

Michael Napoleon

real poser

real poser

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Maia and Andrew

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

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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Deniz Wintermeyer

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

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.

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Rachel Ram

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

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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Will Pyle

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Great experience, seal pups playing in a waterfall and climbing rocks. Easy access, short walk. Rewarding and fun for all ages.

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Katie Griffiths

England

Ranking: 7/10

Good, easy walk to see the seal colony, lots of seals! Free to do.

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Fiona Ng

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Spotted 20+ seal pups. Very well maintained and well worth stopping and exploring.

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Joaquin Gruffat

Argentina

Ranking: 10/10

You can see dolphins, whales and other kinds of animals just from the coast!! If you are lucky!

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Brennan Jungling

Canada

Ranking: 7/10

Very nice walk to a stunning waterfall and sit on the rocks by the ocean - tons of seals!

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Ben McDougal

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Seals everywhere we stopped. Pups at the waterfall. Beautiful freedom camping beachside at the Meatworks.

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Maria and Grace

New Zealand

Ranking: 6/10

Great to see, nice walk, gorgeous frolicking seal pups.

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Ahmed Mohsen Aly

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

We went during sunset. The view from the lookout was absolutely breathtaking. Worth a quick stop.

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Roeland Driessen

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Best spot to see lots of seals, including new borns playing around. Spent more than an hour just watching these amazing creatures.,

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Ryan Lieston

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Sweet, loads of seals on the beach and in the forest. A shame that some tourists were running after them trying to take pictures.

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