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Shag Point Nature Reserve

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One of our fave places

Great views and good place to spy some seals, and also some penguins. One of our fave places and... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
Dr_Rebecca_P
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London, United Kingdom
Free show at Shag Point

Oh...it's not what you think :) Read about this place and decided to check it out enroute from... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
lingwongsl
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

Approx 9km north of Palmerston then turn right, off from SH1 following a local road toward the sea, then you find the Lookout, and if continued at the end there is seal colony. Much less tourists, compared than much more famous Moeraki Boulders at the...More

Thank santo t
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Great views and good place to spy some seals, and also some penguins. One of our fave places and much more dun than the boulders down the road.

Thank Dr_Rebecca_P
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Oh...it's not what you think :) Read about this place and decided to check it out enroute from Palmerstone to Moeraki. Luck was on our side as we caught sight of a few seals which were sleeping except for one which was oblivious to our...More

Thank lingwongsl
Reviewed 27 April 2018

We went to Shag Point looking for seals and penguins. Unfortunately there were no penguins to be found but there were a couple of seals lying on the beach

Thank 155richard81
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Someone mentioned we might get to see a seal at stag point so we took the detour to see. Sure enough a lovely one sunning itself by the side of the walkway. Great experience for the children

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Having just left Moeraki boulders which left us rather disappointed as we couldn't get neat the boulders because of the bus loads of people, it was so great to find Shag Point. At the end of the road we came across this wonderful bit of...More

Thank ferrellius
Reviewed 16 March 2018

The road to this place is very narrow. Drive till the end of the road. It was raining when i visited this place. Hence i couldnt step out, but i could see seals at close sitting in my car. The view is good.

Thank KetanforTravel
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

If your interested in the wildlife of New Zealand,and you want to see Fur Seals this is an excellent spot. The area is easily accessible,with the seals being on occasion fairly close. We saw at least one hundred seals lying out on the rocks in...More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Shag Point Nature Reserve truly is seal suburb. Seals are very playful and undisturbed and there are a lot of them.

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

It is at the end of the Shag Point Road, with a small portion of gravel road. The view is magnificent, quiet, most likely you will get to have the whole place to yourself as there's not much tourists know about this place.

Thank Forevermui
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