Check out the largest breeding colony of fur seals around Kaikoura at Ohau Point Seal Colony, most probably just resting on the rocks after a busy nights squid hunting. It's FREE to visit.
There's a car park (where you can see the seals from afar) or you can walk down the steps for a closer look.
You'll find the Ohau Point Seal Colony signposted on State Highway 1 just north of Kaikoura.
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Photo Credit | Ohau Seal Colony