Sea Lions around Kaikoura

Kaikoura New Zealand

During our New Zealand road trip we passed through Kaikoura on the east coast of the South Island. As I probably mentioned before, the beauty of New Zealand can really be seen everywhere, even while you are driving from one pretty sight to another. Always keep your eyes open! So we didn’t know anything of sea lions hanging out on the rocks before we spotted this big one below. He was chilling there all by himself so we thought we keep him some company.

Kaikoura New Zealand Nature Wildlife on Beach

He clearly wasn’t as excited as we were and wouldn’t even acknowledge us. Bad sea lion! I didn’t want to get any closer to him and thought it’s better to just let him sleep. But just as we were being busy with finding pretty stones and shells he decided to greet us :)

Kaikoura New Zealand Nature Wildlife on Beach

Hello Mr. Sea Lion

Kaikoura New Zealand Nature Wildlife on Beach

So I pretended to be one of his fellow sea lions and greet him back :) Not sure whether he could be fooled…haha

Kaikoura New Zealand Nature Wildlife on Beach

Kaikoura New Zealand Nature Wildlife on Beach

Isn’t he pretty :)! After a bit of time we decided to give him back his peace and just as we were driving up the road back to the highway we met this guy who had just come from another place where he saw lots of sea lion families with BABIES! So obviously we had to go there, too! This place was actually super easy to spot as there were already some people standing in a safe distance from the sea lion families. And the baby sea lions were so super cute. See for yourself:

Sea Lion Meeting Place

Kaikoura New Zealand Nature Wildlife on Beach

Baby Sea Lions

Kaikoura New Zealand Nature Wildlife on Beach

Kaikoura New Zealand Nature Wildlife on Beach

Kaikoura New Zealand Nature Wildlife on Beach

So, while you are driving happily along the beaches and rocks in New Zealand, just keep your eyes open. You might spot a beautiful view or wildlife that is worth stopping for!


How & where to see sea lions in New Zealand South Island

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  1. November 10, 2016 / 7:01 pm

    OMG the baby sea lion!! So cute. My boyfriend and I did a South Island roadtrip as well and it was so beautiful. Never a dull moment driving through NZ, there’s just so much to look at!
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  2. November 10, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    What a neat experience! That baby sea lion is super cute. We just went to California and saw some harbor seals, but the beach was roped off to protect them from interfering people.
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  3. November 18, 2016 / 8:50 am

    those look so cute….and the sea is so picturesque

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