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This short walk follows a stream to a picturesque waterfall. If you're lucky you may spot a fur seal pup.

Track overview

280 m one way

Walking and tramping

10 min Easiest: Short walk

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


This short walk makes its way alongside Ohau Stream to a small picturesque waterfall.

During the winter months watch for seals in the stream that have travelled up from the ocean. There may be young, playful seal pups swimming in the waterfall pool.

Note, the best place in the area to see seals is at the Ohau Point seal colony across the road from the track entrance.

Ohau Stream Waterfall
Ohau Stream Waterfall

Getting there

There is a car parking area off SH1 27km north of Kaikoura.

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Know before you go

Toihu te whenua – leave the land undisturbed

  • Respect our cultural heritage
  • Protect plants and animals
  • Remove rubbish
  • Do not cut or remove vegetation
  • Light no fires
  • Keep to the track
  • Consider others
  • Enjoy your visit 


Kaikoura Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 319 5641
Address:   West End
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Wairau / Renwick Office
Phone:      +64 3 572 9100
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