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Red Rocks Reserve

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Red Rocks Reserve

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Half Day Martinborough Winery Tour from Wellington

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An hour or so north of Wellington, Martinborough is fast making a name for itself as one of the Southern Hemisphere’s leading wine regions. Each weekend, Wellingtonians make the trek over the Remutakas to escape to this European-style wine village. This small group tour is a convenient way to visit Martinborough. There’s no need to stress about driving on country backroads, and no need to plan the day’s itinerary - leaving you to focus on the wine and the iconic scenery.
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Adventure Kiwis wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand44 contributions3 helpful votes
One of the most beautiful places we have been in NZ! Our kids aged 2 and 7 managed to walk the 5.1kms to Devil's Gate. The walk is so beautiful and so serene. The track is for 4WDs too, but its's still peaceful and the drivers are kind. We saw loads of paua and giant kelp along the way. The ocean is wild along there which was really cool to see. It was a cloudy day so we didn't get to see across to the south island unfortunately! We saw around 6 seals which was such a treat! And a few penguins on the way back. It's definitely a long track but well worth it. Take some lunch and have a picnic when you get through Devil's Gate :) There are toilets at the carpark before you start your walk, but none on the way. If you get into trouble, there are a couple of houses along the way where you can get assistance. At the end of our walk we came across a coffee caravan so we warmed up with a nice hot coffee.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Lucinda J wrote a review Nov 2020
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Walked out and back to devils gate and up to the world war 2 bunkers above sinclair head it was tough but worth it for the views
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Nikki wrote a review Aug 2020
6 contributions2 helpful votes
This is well worth the walk to see the fur seal colony and even the scenery along the way is untouched and beautiful. It is not hard to imagine the pre-European New Zealand walking along this track. Think the Luminaries TV series. The scenery is absolutely beautiful. It can get a little bit cold. It's a long coastal walk. The path is not smooth all the way. But it is an easy walk for a healthy adult. I've seen people taking their bikes and then having to carry them part of the way. It's probably a good idea to take a stroller if you have a toddler. If you are lucky you will run into Barry the local who has a great knowledge of the local history and pre-history. The seals are definitely worth it too. Be careful as they are quite camouflaged on the rocks and next minute there is one right in front of you. There is a food truck at the carpark and well maintained toilets and a drinking fountain and dog fountain. The food truck has great hot drinks and delicious baked goods. Dogs need to be kept on a lead at all times. It is absolutely irresponsible when dog owners don't put their dogs on a secured fixed lead. There are also penguins and penguin nests at Owhiro Bay - so dogs must be kept on a secure leash - not a flexi lead. Don't expect to get the whole way with little children. You might have to carry them if they get tired. Fine for older children. Wear good shoes and warm clothes. Definitely take your camera. And it costs nothing. It is by far the best thing Wellington has to offer and it costs absolutely nothing. There is also another colony in Wainuiomata.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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TURNERO wrote a review May 2020
Napier, New Zealand42 contributions5 helpful votes
As we live on the north island, we have biked it twice now. I must say we did it once in the dark because I wanted to see Aurora southern lights. I didn't get to.It's Ok to bike if your tyres are a bit wider. just need to push at about 5 points. Don't drive it unless you own a 4WD and even then it's slow in places. took about 35 mins to bike to the red rock part. I believe the local seals are there in October usually. I still like seeing the red rock and the wild beach formations. The beach path goes on an on if you want further exploration.I think you could let confident 10 years and up ride with you on their bikes. i believe its about an hours walk to get there. so double that at least.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Ripoata wrote a review Mar 2020
Wellington, New Zealand165 contributions85 helpful votes
Even in the off-season for seals we find one or two along the way. This is mainly for walking over rocky beach, but there are a few tour companies that will take you 4WD over this wild beach area......and it is only about 15 minutes from Wellington city centre.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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