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Peninsula Seal Colony

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Peninsula Seal Colony

377 Reviews
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Kaikoura Helicopters Extended Whale Watch flight

Depart from our beach front heli-pads and within minutes be in the spectacular environment that plays host to one of the worlds largest marine mammals, the magnificent Sperm Whale.<br>This flight allows you extra time in the whale area to view these majestic creatures of the deep. This also gives you the possibility of viewing dolphins for just a little extra<br><br>- A better option for when the whales are feeding further off shore or are holding their breath for longer than expected<br><br>- More chance to view any transient baleen whales - these whales typically spend short surface intervals (one to 4 breaths) followed by long periods under water (often 2-5 minutes), the longer flight time gives us longer wait for them.<br><br>- Depending on the location of the Sperm whales, gives us more time to search for dolphin and /or fly along the Kaikoura southern coastline on our way back to land.
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Strickes wrote a review 20 Jan
Rotorua District, New Zealand1,564 contributions299 helpful votes
We visited here for the first time a few months ago. Great spot to see seals. I’ve only seen them a few times and this time we weren’t disappointed. Plenty out there lazing in the sun on the rocks. Popular place with tourists and locals alike. Quite a scenic area and reasonably easy to access for most people.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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p_pebbles wrote a review 15 Jan
Whangarei, New Zealand308 contributions45 helpful votes
We spent a bit of time here, make sure you have good footwear for traversing the rocks. We walked partially around the peninsula to where the white stones stopped and saw a range of seals, was easy to get a photo. On return we explored the area near the car park and saw more seals.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Deanne D wrote a review Dec 2020
Wellington, New Zealand1,404 contributions641 helpful votes
There is a good size carpark at the peninsula. Then an easy walk to see seals. Not as many seals here today as we saw further north. Easy for kids to run around and spot seals.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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nonalyn wrote a review Dec 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand273 contributions99 helpful votes
Rode our bikes from town to here and had a wander around the peninsula. There is a 10 mtr rule for human and animal safety reasons. Some people chose to ignore that! Don't ....
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Date of experience: December 2020
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GaryandLesleyTravel wrote a review Nov 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand4,527 contributions353 helpful votes
Heading out on the peninsula walk it’s not long before you encounter your first NZ Fur Seal. The further you walk the greater the numbers. Having visited a few Seal colonies in NZ it’s safe to say the fast numbers here make this the best I have seen.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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