Peninsula Seal Colony, Kaikoura

#6 of 21 in Wildlife in Kaikoura
Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
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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  • Fantastic natural environment to see seas. Interesting walking with plenty of dead to see. You could spend a few hours exploring the coastline.  more »
  • We booked a long weekend away in Kaikoura with the boys (8 and 10). We arrived after lunch on Friday and popped into i-Site to work out what we were going to do on the Saturday and the lovely lady...  more »

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