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Tauranga Bay Seal Colony

Coast Road, Westport 7892, New Zealand
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Excellent facility and location.

This colony is a short drive from Wesport. Has an excellent and spacious car park. Short walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NewZealandCarver
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New Zealand
Stunning location

Easy short walk from the carpark. Several lookout points allowed clear viewing of the seals. Lucky... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
Jeanne N
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Coast Road, Westport 7892, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This colony is a short drive from Wesport. Has an excellent and spacious car park. Short walk along a well maintained and easy walking track to several viewing platforms. Looking down from the platforms you had to search a bit to get glimpses of the...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Easy short walk from the carpark. Several lookout points allowed clear viewing of the seals. Lucky enough to see the baby seals playing on the rock pools. Stunning views over Tauranga Bay and the Tasman sea. Even had a Weka encounter; a solo Weka spent...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

If you like seals then this is a good place to stop. Access to the viewing area is easy and there are binoculars you can use to get a closer look. Lots of pups around when we went as well as several different seabirds. Watch...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

From a fantastic looking beach, well organised car park, walk up the tidy sealed path and around the head to overlook a large rocky area where Fur Seals may be basking or playing in the pools. 5 pups still there late-February. Adults away at sea...More

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