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Kaikoura Peninsula Walk and Seals

The Kaikoura Peninsula remains mostly farming land. There is a walking path around the peninsula that offers some nice views as it winds through multiple paddocks. At low tide you can walk down below the cliffs where seals lay out on rocks sunbathing.

The seals congregate in two main areas. One hosts the non-breeding and the other the breeding seals. The non-breeding seals are more docile and almost seem domesticated, you can walk right up to them. The breeding seals are a bit more skittish and number in the thousands.

Overlooking the city of Kaikoura.
Overlooking the city of Kaikoura.

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A seal’s favorite pastime: sunbathing
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There are thousands of seals here.

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This is a pā. They were build by the native Māori as a defensive fortifications.

4 thoughts on “Kaikoura Peninsula Walk and Seals

  1. Jake, hi from Virginia! I just got around to looking at your latest pictures! NZ should pay you to promote their country! Beautiful, just beautiful and your commentary adds to the beauty. Stay safe and see you soon.

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