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Ohau Stream Walk

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State Highway 1 | Okiwi Bay - Half Moon Bay area, Kaikoura, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5641
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Lovely walk with cool creatures

Most certainly worth a visit. Go in winter for maximum seal pup levels but be respectful of these... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2015
Wanaka, New Zealand

This really is nature at its best - a very little walk in from the roadside to see baby seals... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2015
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State Highway 1 | Okiwi Bay - Half Moon Bay area, Kaikoura, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5641

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Reviewed 28 October 2015

Most certainly worth a visit. Go in winter for maximum seal pup levels but be respectful of these young wild animals.

Thank MJRowlands
Reviewed 28 October 2015

This really is nature at its best - a very little walk in from the roadside to see baby seals frolicking in beautiful surrounding. There is a very informative notice before you walk in - take the time to read it - it is a...More

Thank theDayz
Reviewed 27 October 2015

i can't believe we were able to get this close to the seal pups! The short bush walk (approx 5 mins) to the waterfall is enjoyable and then to finally reach it which is breathtaking in itself, but add to that seal pups playing in...More

Thank Nateeg
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Amazing that the seal pups are just right there and not afraid of the people wandering past. The 10 minutes to the waterfall is also really cool.

Thank fdgroberts
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Got here at the right time of year and before David Attenborough! Our camp site owner pointed us in the right direction and wow what a place You really wouldn't find this place if you weren't told about it. If you get a chance go,...More

Thank IainOG
Reviewed 26 October 2015

I was hoping the Seal pups would still be there in Mid October, and luckily for us we got the privilege of watching the pups play under the waterfall. One of those incredible New Zealand treasures.

Thank Jenny M
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Just a short walk from the main drag north of Kaikoura is an amazing place where seal pups swim and play by the waterfall and you can view them close up. It truly is a sacred experience and the local Maori we were with explained...More

1  Thank Tasha F
Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

Could have spent a lot longer than we had watching these wee guys!! Very easy access for people, although when you see what the pups have to traverse you will be amazed.

1  Thank Jamie W
Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stopped and took this short walk in March hoping to see Seal pups in the river. We walked to the waterfall and on the way back saw a group playing in the water under rocks. We very quietly sat and watched...More

1  Thank EMS4321
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

A chance to see fur seal pip's playing in a small waterfall and performing for camera. A different setting from the sea front and lovely to watch.

Thank Sian N
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Vnny L
18 May 2017|
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Response from BernieMD | Reviewed this property |
It is closed but the seals are still on the coast. It would be a great help to the Kaikoura people if you did still go to the town and look at some of the other colonys though and some of the new wonders that have appeared... More
12 May 2017|
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Response from LikethetripFantastic | Reviewed this property |
Access is still dependent on the highway. Today when I checked, it appears the highway is still closed. No highway; no access. I can't include the link here; just do a search for Kaikoura highway status and you'll... More
Jia Q
7 May 2017|
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Response from hotrodgurl | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe that same walk will ever be opened again. The seals have moved from that spot and seem to be doing well. You can still see them in the area.