Peninsula Seal Colony, Kaikoura

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Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
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Take a short drive out of Kaikoura to explore South Bay's Peninsula Seal Colony. An abundance of well laid-out walkways grant you easy access to the surrounding landscape. Extending about 11.7 km (7.3 mi), it takes about 3 hours to complete. The stars of the peninsula are most definitely the flourishing community of seals going about their daily business and soaking up the sun; keep a respectful distance, however, for your own safety. Dolphins, whales, and crayfish also populate the sea here. A short hike to the Point Kean lookout rewards with a full panoramic view of the bay, Kaikoura town, and the towering snowcapped mountains encircling the area. Put Peninsula Seal Colony and other Kaikoura attractions into our Kaikoura trip app, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • You can walk along the coast on the rocks to the colony. There are ropes set up so that the seas get some protection. There is a path from the car park that goes up the hill. You can follow this for.....  more
    You can walk along the coast on the rocks to the colony. There are ropes set up so that the seas get some protection. There is a path from the car park that goes up the hill. You can follow this for.....  more »
  • Fantastic natural environment to see seas. Interesting walking with plenty of dead to see. You could spend a few hours exploring the coastline. 
    Fantastic natural environment to see seas. Interesting walking with plenty of dead to see. You could spend a few hours exploring the coastline.  more »

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