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Red Rocks Reserve

Owhiro Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
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“seal colony” (14 reviews)
“fur seals” (9 reviews)
“devil's gate” (6 reviews)
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Owhiro Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
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"seal colony"
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"fur seals"
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"devil's gate"
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"great walk"
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"south island"
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"wheel drive"
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"flat walk"
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"rock pools"
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"water snacks"
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"gravel track"
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"no cars allowed"
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"sturdy footwear"
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"bring water"
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"stony beach"
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"walk along"
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

If you drive to the car park at the end of Owhiro Bay you will see the rugged South Coast stretching out before you with tall muscular hills, wheeling seabirds, crashing seas and a glimpse of the South Island across the Strait. Beyond that, a...More

Thank Mary L
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

We had a walk around here. .lovely views.. could see the south island, ocean is an a amazing blue colour!

Thank CJO193
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

A coastal track with great views gets visitors on foot, on mountain bikes, or in 4WD vehicles to the famous Red Rocks and Sinclair Head with its impressive Devil's Gate. Round trip from the visitor center is just 5 miles, so pretty much anyone with...More

1  Thank CarolDM1900
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

I went there to see seals and I got stunned by the beauty of the landscape. The walk itself really worth it. It was very windy so I would recommend to bring warm clothes to be able to enjoy the walk.

Thank Siem4
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Interesting walk! You start with a little bit of history of the site and then walk along to the seals. A nice and long walk you need good shoes and good weatherproof jacket.

1  Thank nathalierp2017
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The walk along the coast to get to the red rocks area was nice, but there were a lot of cars going back and forth which wasn't the greatest. It was worth it just to see all the seals at the end though. There were...More

1  Thank Rwc142014
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

After sight seeing in central Wellington we went further afield and took the short drive to Red Rocks on Owhiro Bay. There we walked along the coast on a pretty trail with lots of views. Some in our group spotted a whale, some saw a...More

Thank VWriter
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Great walk, in the right time of year you can go see the seals. the walk there and back is about 10k I would say. if you have a 4x4 you can drive. not recommended for small children or pushchairs. don't go in bad weather

Thank James B
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

This walk is so stunning along the rugged Wellington south coastline. If you are feeling really energetic you can walk over the hills to the Brooklyn wind turbine. One way takes about 2.5 hours if you are reasonably fit. Its not a hard walk with...More

Thank Shelly R
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

This area is pristine despite there being a road along which you could drive or cycle. There is an unmanned information centre and toilets at the beginning of the walk. It is easy walking along the road to the red rocks. We didn't see any...More

1  Thank Deborah H
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