Ohau Stream Walk, Kaikoura

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Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
Take a short and easy hike along Ohau Stream Walk for beautiful scenery and up-close encounters with some adorable creatures. The 280 m (918.6 ft) walk passes through a forested area alongside Ohau Stream and leads to a small pool and picturesque waterfall flanked by green, mossy stones. In winter months seals and their pups also follow the stream in from the ocean; look for them playing and swimming in the water and lounging on nearby rocks. The hike is very manageable and a great choice for families traveling with children, who will be delighted to see the friendly creatures. Don't forget to take your camera to capture the surrounding scenery and special moments with the seals. Even if it isn't the season for the seals, this still makes a lovely, brief excursion. Ohau Stream Walk is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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  • The seals are still there and the waterfall and pool are not damaged. There are some large boulders fallen on the track and the authorities have closed the track. There's an easy to avoid gate, and...  more »
  • Amazing, exhilarating , invigorating challenging fun walk. Beautiful breathtaking surroundings . So many photo opportunities. A must do. Take sticks though, very helpful  more »
  • This was a pretty special spot. Baby seals playing in the waterfall until they are big enough to hit the coast. The drive itself is pretty spectacular and worth it, if it's open.
  • A perfect location for seal pups. The walkway is best visited in the colder months. Its a very short walk and certainly worth the stop! Playful seal pups abound.. please respect them and their environment for them to continue living in this beautiful space.

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