Ohau Stream Walk

Track category

Short walk


10 min one way


280 m


This short walk makes its way alongside Ohau Stream. During the winter months watch for seals in the stream that have travelled up from the ocean. At the small picturesque waterfall,  there may be a group of young playful seal pups swimming in the waterfall pool.

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Watch a video about New Zealand fur seals

Find out more about New Zealand fur seals.

Getting there

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

Ohau Stream Waterfall
Ohau Stream Waterfall

Plan and prepare

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 

Track location map

Ohau Stream Walk track location map

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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for Marlborough places


Kaikoura Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 319 5641
Address:   West End
Email:   info@kaikoura.co.nz
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Wairau / Renwick Office
Phone:      +64 3 572 9100
Email:   renwick@doc.govt.nz
Full office details

Marlborough District Office hours 10am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm

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