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Red Rocks Reserve

Owhiro Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
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“seal colony” (14 reviews)
“fur seals” (10 reviews)
“devil's gate” (7 reviews)
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Owhiro Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful place to visit, whether you just want to park up to watch the waves or undertake a walk around the bays to red rocks. The only thing that lets it down is all the freedom campers who do not clean up...More

Thank Bexofwellington
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was fortunate to have fantastic weather on the day (you can't beat Wellington on a good day!). Nothing like looking out and seeing a few seals sitting on rugged rocky outcrops with beautiful blue seas surrounding and snow covered alps in the background. Only downside...More

Thank Followthedarkrabbit
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW- we had a cold but sunny winters day. The walk probably took us an hour each way at a steady pace, but stopping for photos- you need to go past the actual red rocks until you see a large 'GAP' in the rocks but...More

Thank LostLouey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From May to August, NZ male fur seals "haul out" at Sinclair Head to rest and fatten up for the breeding season. If you're lucky, you may find a few seals here and there along the reserve's 4-wheel coastal track, but the greatest number are...More

1  Thank CarolDM1900
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Beautiful scenery along the ocean. A really rugged coastline with great views. Obviously named for the red rocks which are beautiful on the point. Didn't see any seals on our walk but definitely worth a visit.

Thank Duncan M
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Its a long walk but walking beside roaring ocean is diff exp. Head to seal colony, where else you can see so many seals! Definitely worth visiting while in Wellington, but yes be prepared for a long long walk. keep hydration option and energy bar...More

Thank Sandip P
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Walked most of the way to the gate but unfortuenlty the seals were not visiting that day (showed up 2 days later) but still a really nice walk

Thank Mrs_Wgtn_Dickson
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

I love this walk! It's exercise and then a treasure hunt part way through (looking for the seals), it's such a delight when there are, and sometimes there are even pods of dolphins, it just depends on the time in year!

1  Thank Kaylin C
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

What an eye opener is the Peter Jackson set of unprentious film studios, great little exibition and fab film experience, would also recommend a studio tour, but not necessarily the one on the "space" stories.

Thank Calypso2
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

If you're looking for a good walk on the beach and want to catch some great pictures, then check out the red rocks reserve. Free to visit and park, easy to find - you can even do offroading if you have a 4WD vehicle (some...More

Thank Sarah G
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