"Seal Watching" Kaikoura Travelogue by Kimi_the_Bear
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While it is impossible to watch whales from the shore, you might well spot dolphins from a beach or the side of the road, or even from your hotel/motel room. But there is no need at all to go on a boat tour to watch seals - unless you want to swim with seals.
Well, I would not dare doing this. Not because the seals have quite bad breath but because I have seen their huge mouths and their teeth. The thought of getting in between their jaws is too upsetting for me. So I keep a safety distance - and stay on land.
I have photos of me up close to seals - just trying to locate them...
Hopefully I can post them here soon!
A fantastic place to watch seals and their pups is Ohau Point. This is about 25 kilometres north of Kaikoura. You can watch the colony from a lookout above the shore, so you have a great view without disturbing the seals and their young.
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