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“Seal Heavan”

Shag Point Nature Reserve
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 the hour or so we were there. Time well spent with a beautiful creature.
Only negative is they can smell a bit on a sunny day.

Date of experience: March 2018
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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.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Helen S
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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.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Forevermui
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

My family stopped here on the way to Dunedin. It was windy and winter so it was cold. We managed to see a couple of seals laying out on rocks from the picnic spot. The views were pretty good for photo taking.

Watch your young kids though, no barriers to prevent them from falling off the edge on the rocks and into water.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Natalie K
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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

A short drive off the highway is the Shag Point Nature Reserve. There are a couple of parking areas leading to walks to the headlands. On the day we visited there was a bitterly cold wind blowing (the like of which my grandfather termed a 'lazy wind' as it wouldn't go around you - it would go straight through) but the cold was largely forgotten as we watched the three fur seals right by the pathway. There were at least ten more on the rocks watched over by four shags. There are no facilities at Shag Point but it is a great diversion.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Nmsj1957
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