Kaikoura Peninsula Carpark Seal...

Kaikoura Peninsula Carpark Seal Watching

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42 Rankers Reviews

35 Face-to-Face

6 Seal Watching

7 Kaikoura

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Amazing rock formations on the peninsula
Seals amongst the rocks
Along the top of the Kaikoura Penisula
Seals scattered on the rocks

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Watch seals in their natural habitat. Please give respect and provide them plenty of space.

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South IslandKaikoura RegionKaikoura

Categories

  • Seal Watching
  • Free

Reviews

Showing 13 reviews of 38.

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Susanne

Ranking: 10/10

Great experience, saw so many seals!! Great walkway around the cliffs as an easy walk or you can go further outside to walk the wet stones and sandbanks. But please follow the rules and respect the animals!!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Mike Fricker

Ranking: 10/10

15Oct18. We were here in 2014. What a difference since the earthquake. Last time we parked our van overhanging the wall a little and the waves splashed up over us. This time the waves didn’t get anywhere near.
On the plus side there is the old sea bed to walk on and the seals are still there but further out.
Don’t forget to go up the cliff walk at least to the first lookout.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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S Weslake

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful views of the town and of the ocean. A nice loop walk with several alternative routes, appearing to be safe in high tide also, but be careful as always. Car park available. We saw a seal resting on the walkway from the car park. Enjoy them, but keep your distance - it’s their habitat, not yours.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Marek

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Good place to see seals. Nice to see them sunbathing.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Anna Urbanova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect place to see these wonderful creatures. They are so lazy and funny!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Laura Leoekloek

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Great! Easy to go there. Fun to see and there are information boards. Plus it is free!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Lukas Trewel

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

You can see many animals from a distance.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Marie Vaillant

France

Ranking: 9/10

We saw a lot of sea lions, it is really amazing! And we did a walk of one hour with a really nice landscape.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Sascha Kaffenberger

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Pure nature, you can see seal babies, you can see seals in their natural environment.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Anna Guttle

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Matias Santos

Argentina

Ranking: 8/10

Nice stop on the road to see real nature. Seals are fun for kids and not that young.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Fabian Kukla

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

We went to the beach and saw a lot of seals. Kaikoura is well worth a stop.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Anita Wallace

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

So many seals, amazing to see!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016