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Cape Foulwind Walkway

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Stunning walk

It was a raining when we arrived here but decided to still go for the walk. So glad we did the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Sunset visit

Nice easy walk from parking lots. Beautiful ocean view and great viewing platform to watch the... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
Richard U
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“seal colony”(166 reviews)
“on the rocks”(64 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Coast Road, Cape Foulwind, Westport, New Zealand
+64 3-731 1895
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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

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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
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Scenic route w/ good views of the sea & the seal colony. Easy hike with short stretches of moderate climbing.

Thank dougnyi2
Reviewed 4 May 2018

We have been watching the seals for over an hour. Especially the young animals are having a lot of fun and so did we.

Thank Kerstin_032018
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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
5 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.