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Cape Foulwind Walkway

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Great Walk

Cape Foulwind Walkway is not far from Westport and well worth the short diversion to visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anita T
Forster, Australia
Great walkway

This walkway is a. Excellent example of the wonderful walks available in NZ. It is extremely well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gill H
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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“seal colony”(159 reviews)
“on the rocks”(60 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Coast Road, Cape Foulwind, Westport, New Zealand
+64 3-731 1895
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cape Foulwind Walkway is not far from Westport and well worth the short diversion to visit it. There are large parking areas at both ends of the walk. We went up from the Tauranga Bay end to go and look at the Seals. The scenery...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This walkway is a. Excellent example of the wonderful walks available in NZ. It is extremely well maintained and well sign marked. There is free parking and toilets at the commencement of the walkway. It is possible to do the shorter walk to the lighthouse...More

Thank Gill H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very enjoyable walk with great views and lots of seals to watch from the cliff edge. Plenty of parking available. Walk is along a surfaced park and accessible to people of most abilities.

Thank Pete M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

16 km drive from Westport so off we went once there heaps of parking and signs to help even the stupidest visor. A short walk on a very good track to the seals we were there and pups were hanging out on the rocks so...More

1  Thank usfey1
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Form Tauranga Bay to the Cape, take the time to walk the whole trial and not just each end as you don't want to miss the bay in the middle. Time your visit for sunset & watch the sun sink into the ocean.

1  Thank allwiredup
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Although the walkway is a little steep in places it is so worthwhile with marvellous views of the ocean, seals and encounters with the local weka (swamp hens).

1  Thank patenap
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Visited on Sunday 13th May and again on Monday 14th May. One end is at Tauranga Bay Seal Colony and the other is Cape Foulwind Lighthouse. Both have a large carpark and the walkway is well maintained.

2  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Our family took a walk around the Cape Foulwind Walkway and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It is a good walking track which is well maintained. The seals are a bonus, they are so cute.

1  Thank BlueKazandMegan
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

It was a raining when we arrived here but decided to still go for the walk. So glad we did the views are awesome and so cool to see the seals and the weka birds

1  Thank barefootlouise
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Nice easy walk from parking lots. Beautiful ocean view and great viewing platform to watch the seals. Clean restrooms. Kids enjoyed it.

1  Thank Richard U
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3 January 2017|
Response from Gardenorm | Reviewed this property |
It's about 500 meters steadily going up on a gravel surface. Hope this helps
Andrew Y
6 June 2016|
Response from peter_fussell | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for not replying earlier - the seal colony is open 24/7. Indications are that there are resident seals there all year. Enjoy your visit.