Baby Seals near Kaikaura, New Zealand

Driving in to Kaikora from Bleinhem there’s a lookout point over a colony of seals at Ohau point. Whilst we were there a lady told us about a waterfall we’d passed just up the road where you could see baby seals playing in the pool at the foot of the waterfall.
Baby Seals, near Kaikaura, New ZealandWe drove back up the road an walked about 5 minutes along side a stream through the forest to the waterfall. In the pool at the foot of the waterfall to our amazement where around 30 baby seals swimming, jumping and playing around the rock pool. Baby Seals, near Kaikaura, New Zealand

The seals came so close it was really an incredible feeling, as we walked back to the car  we followed a couple scrambling and swimming down the little stream under the road and out into the beach.


Baby Seals near Kaikora, New Zealand

Benedict Adam

Trying to travel with the ethos of a backpacker, no matter of budget, whether I'm across the other side of the world or over the road.


  1. Do they club baby seals in NZ like they do in North America?! lol

  2. Cool pics. I am hoping to travel around the World next spring and I hope to make it to New Zealand along the way.

  3. Oh my God! I think they may be the most adorable things I've seen. More please.

  4. i think that baby seals looks really cute.

  5. i agree with you vanessa they are really cute i just want to kiss them.



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