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Cape Foulwind Walkway

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Great view from the walkway.

Visited on Sunday 13th May and again on Monday 14th May. One end is at Tauranga Bay Seal Colony and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Caloundra, Australia
Great view of the rugged west coast and seals

Our family took a walk around the Cape Foulwind Walkway and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Moranbah, Australia
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“seal colony”(158 reviews)
“on the rocks”(59 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Coast Road, Cape Foulwind, Westport, New Zealand
+64 3-731 1895
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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

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.

Thank Richard U
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We got to see some seals here, which makes it worth it! A great little walkway to soon the west coast

Thank kimB6730SQ
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Well maintained walkway in a remote location with weka and seals in abundance. Good car parking with the sightseeing within easy walking distance.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 19 May 2018

You can choose the starting points. The easiest is from the car park next to the light house, only 15 min walk to the light house, and if you want to continue to see the seal colony, you can continue to the other 1 hour...More

1  Thank santo t
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Nice and easy walk and (again) a completely different coast then what we saw in other parts of New Zealand (e.g. Abel Tasman National Park). You will encounter seals every day of the year here (apparently the number varies depending on the time of the...More

Thank Bosko4Ever
Reviewed 13 May 2018

At the beginning, you will have to take the short road from Westport to approach the first great attraction. While walking on a picturesque coastal path, you will reach the observation decks, including one from which you can spectate the fantastic view of waves breaking...More

Thank Andrzej S
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Fabulous hike along the clifftops & beaches on this coast. Beautiful wild dramatic coastline with amazing views of the mountains down to the sea!

Thank Leonie P
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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.