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Kekeno/ Fur seals | Canterbury Trails
Guided Small Group Tours of New Zealand

Kekeno/ Fur seals

Kekeno/ Fur seals

If your coming to New Zealand and love the sea, Kaikoura is definitely a place I would recommend you put on your list to stop in and visit. This is a quaint little town where the mountains meet the sea, and is roughly a 2 & 1/2hour drive north of Christchurch. Kaikoura is home to an amazing and extensive range of sea life. On any given day you can visit the seal colonies, once almost hunted to extinction in the 1800 and 1900’s for their pelts and meat, these guys are making a great recovery with numbers of about 200,000 and increasing. They love to lay around and soak up the sun and in some places they can be quite hard to spot as they camouflage into rocks. It is important that people do not feed them and also respect them and their space, if they feel threatened they can become aggressive. These little cuties can be such a joy to watch during play time for the pups, as the dive and jump in and out of the water, have races and play-fight, I could easily watch them for hours.

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