Ohau Waterfall Walk And Stream Walk, Kaikoura

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  • Address: Ohau Stream Walkway and Waterfall, SH 1 S, Half Moon Bay 7371, New Zealand, Kaikoura
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Trail, Waterfall, Hiking Trail, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Nature
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About Ohau Waterfall Walk And Stream Walk, Kaikoura

The Ohau Waterfall is a little distance away from the main town on the highway. This absolutely gorgeous place can be reached through a short and non-labor intensive walk and is a complete delight.

The waterfall is frequent home to incredibly adorable seal pups but if you go around October to February (Summer) you won’t be able to see them. But even without them, this attraction is certainly worth visiting.

Set amidst a verdant and beautiful forest, this gorgeous waterfall is a great place to plan a day trip to. You can take a picnic to the place and enjoy a great meal amidst nature. Winter or summer, this place is a must visit in Kaikoura.

If you are going in winter, the Ohau Waterfall offers up a real treat. Seal Pups come here to enjoy the little stream that are a truly lovely sight.

Ohau Waterfall Walk And Stream Walk Information

  • From Halfmoon Bay it is an easy 20 minute walk.

How To reach Ohau Waterfall Walk And Stream Walk by Public Transport

  • Kai Koura Train Station
  • Take a car to State Highway 1 Half Moon Bay

Restaurants Near Ohau Waterfall Walk And Stream Walk

  • Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses
  • Oceanview Bar and Restaurant (Oaro)
  • Koura Bay Lodge

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  • Its a shame that it's permanently closed! This was one of the best experience I had in Kaikora, and unbelievable close up encounters with baby seals. Hope the roads and steams will be restored someday so everyone else gets a chance to learn about them and understand the importance of wildlife conservation.

  • One of the Highlights of New Zealand.... Though I hear it might be gone due to earthquakes... Baby seals head inland to a waterfall where they live till their old enough to head out to sea... Very Cool. Spent half the day hanging out with these little guys. Free and definitely worth a visit.

  • 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.

  • The Seals were so cute, they were from the start all the way to the waterfall and so close you could almost touch them.

  • A tiny (5 min) walk up to the waterfall from the road along a little stream ending up in the ocean. Here you will find that a lot of seal pups come here to play around this little idyllic pool. So a great place to stop for a moment and enjoy nature. (And please keep a bit of distance from the seals when visiting, like the signs suggest)

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