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Well worth the hour & a half walk out (very, very windy day & got wind, sand & pebble blasted from all angles). Take a snack & water, & be prepared for any kind of weather. Was lucky enough to see 4-5 seals basking on...More
If you are in Wellington and want to do some exercise , Red Rocks is ok .
You have to walk 2h return to see the Fur Seals colony The scenes are beautiful but you can have same scenery driving along the coast . And...More
It was a sunny but windy day! After we arrived the place of Red Rocks, some members of our group were exhausted. We did not see any seals around the Red Rocks Reserve. One of the member of our group didn't to want to turn...More
This locale is a short drive from central Wellington. Even on a windy and rainy day it was impressive. I did not see any seals, they were no doubt sheltering somewhere, but the views was nevertheless inspiring. This was nature at full force.
We walked through the neighbourhood after alighting from bus service no. 1 (note: you will need to hike up a huge slope) to reach happy valley road, and went further in along the coast to arrive at the entrance of the reserve area. According to...More
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
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