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Red Rocks Reserve

Address: Owhiro Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
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$310*
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Ranked #28 of 125 Attractions in Wellington
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Wellington
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115 reviews 115 reviews
48 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Take some time out from the City and go for a nice leisurely stroll around the coastline. You could very well be rewarded with seeing the seals on the rocks (you will smell where they are!). Also makes for a good bike ride. Take a packed lunch and some drink with you and go for a few hours.

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Cooloola Cove, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had eight days in Wellington in October with fabulous weather - we were driven to Island Bay and set off on the Red Rocks walk.... We did it on a Sunday when no 4WD vehicles or motorbikes are allowed --- the track is sandy, rocky, pebbly and sometimes rough. The Red rocks are spectacular but an interpretive board at... More

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Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This was an awesome spot with some amazing rock formations. Would be even better if there were signs explaining the rocks.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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64 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

you have to drive to get there but the views are smash. even in the rain. seals are often there if you're prepared to walk 100m from the car. more importantly the light is good for painters and photographers. though for painters in Wellington the wind can be a problem. Mike

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Went on a sunday afternoon for a little peace and quiet. Its a beautiful walk along the shore. There's nothin much to do though other than watching the waves hit the rocks on the shore

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Wellington, New Zealand
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19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was a walk we'd talked about doing for ages and we needed to wait until there was a Sunday (no cars allowed) when the weather wasn't too wild. This is a pretty exposed place on the South Coast so it's windy and wild and we went on a relatively calm day but it was still blowing a gale and... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Wish I'd known Sunday was vehicle free day. I went on a Saturday and was constantly annoyed by vehicles and more importantly by dirty smelly moto X bikes that ruined my walk. That aside, the walk is easy for the most part and the scenery simply breath taking. You can enjoy watching the surf crashing on the rocks or the... More

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Wellington
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55 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Beautiful walk or drive. I enjoy both around red rocks. It's a really pleasant area, great scenery and wonderful photographic opportunities. On a good day you can see all the mountains in the South Island across the water, really a beautiful site. Sunday is vehicle free day so just full of walkers, it can get very busy but everyone's always... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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39 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is the real South Coast, unadulterated and wild. Pack good shoes, water, snack and wander around to Red Rocks themselves (45 mins to an hour) to see seals in season. Check with the Wellington City Council on which days cars are NOT allowed around there, otherwise your walk can be ruined by motorcyclists and four wheel drives. Dog safe,... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

After having done the stunning Bondi-Coogee board walk and thoroughly enjoying it we decided to try something similar in our hometown on a Saturday. Unfortunately I did not enjoy this walk, it is like walking on a road and was marred by having to get out of the way of big vehicles every 5 minutes that are allowed to drive... More

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