Kaikoura Peninsula Carpark Seal...

Kaikoura Peninsula Carpark Seal Watching

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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 over 2 years 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 over 3 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 about 4 years ago

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Marek

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed about 5 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 about 5 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 about 5 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 about 5 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 over 5 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 almost 6 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Anna Guttle

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing!

Reviewed almost 6 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 almost 6 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 almost 6 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Anita Wallace

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

So many seals, amazing to see!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Lars Barkhora

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

North of Kaikoura, good sight, just some seals relaxing in the sun. Nice to stop.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Sebastian Reinhardy

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

There is a small parking site at the highway north of Kaikoura, very nice spot to watch the seals playing and relaxing! I like it alot! Only bad point is that there are no signs on the highway and if you don't know where to find it, you will not find it.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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David Sitton

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Very vain seals! They posed and struck all sorts of shapes for the pictures. They simply could not get enough. Seagulls enjoyed riding on top of the cars too.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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Caro G

Ranking: 8/10

It is a really nice walkway and the experience of watching a seal colony is amazing! Something that could be improved, comparing it to other locations, is more information poles or boards.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Ahmed Mohsen Aly

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

More than enough seals for everyone and their mother. If you want to get a close look at these creatures - this is the place to be. Just be mindful of your step, some of those seals take quite long naps.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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leila rowbotham

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Great to see seals in their natural habitat.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Claudia de Winter

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

I love seals, so this was a really nice experience for me to see fur seals in the wild. They were there with many.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Karine Scheers

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Observing seals and their pups sometimes from very closely is amazing.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Paul Wallace

England

Ranking: 10/10

Free to watch the seals in their natural habitat, sunbathing on the beach, not a big thing made of it. Great experience being that close to nature.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Ludvig Fagerstrom

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

We saw lots of seals and you can come really close.It's situated just by the carpark.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Marie

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Watched so many seals in Kaikoura - great!!

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Neil Beckett

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Great spot for watching seals. Great views too

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Andreas Garbin

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Great animal encounter experience.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Jackie and Brian

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Male seal colony, seals just lying on rocks one minute from carpark, amazing to get this close.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Sander Heike

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Watching seals and birds at Kaikoura Seal Colony.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Harry Ruys

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Seeing the seals very close in their natural habit.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Jim Addicott

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely ocean scapes.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Eric Lombaard

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

To be seen at a 10 metre distance.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Tobias Forst

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

You will not regret. Get face to face with seals and enjoy the nice peninsula walk.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Petra

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

A lot of seals just next to you.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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Michael Long

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great to be able to drive right up and stroll around the natural habitat of great animals. Should stay free forever!!

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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James Hardern

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

I was 2 feet away from an adult seal who was occupying a car parking space. An unforgettable experience.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Plomp

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Walking along the beach, looking at an old wharf, after that looking seals and enjoyed the beautiful view over the mountains, good weather and sea.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Glenn

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

You may get very close to the seals and possibly walk on the rocks at low tide. Easy grade coastal walk with good views.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Jane Hancock

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Not as many seals as expected, perhaps this was due to the tide.

Reviewed about 11 years ago