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“Seals In There Natural Habitat” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cape Foulwind Seal Colony

Cape Foulwind Seal Colony
Westport, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Westport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Seals In There Natural Habitat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Yes its a hike to get there, but so worth the visit. To see these guys chilling on the rocks its so worth the trip and guess what its FREE

Visited April 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Free seal attraction what more can you ask for”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

They have up dated this since we were last there in 1995 it was more natural then and you could get closer to the seals and shags that were nesting there.But the updates have certainly made it more easy to get too with tarmaced track all the way to a great viewing area with lots of information.
Also very good carparking area and all for free.

Visited April 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Best FREE live seal perfomance ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We arrived at this place at about noon time & it was drizling, cloudy & foggy, so we didn't expect much when we walked through the lookout point. But, wow we were amazed too see large group of seals layed down & playing around on the rocks. It was awesome to get a chance to see these cute creaters living freely and happy. Too bad can't share pictures via this tool.

Visited April 2014
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Westport, New Zealand
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“A Must See”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The seal colony is a short 10 minute drive from central Westport. It is located at the beautiful Tauranga Bay. Park your car and enjoy a short 5 minute walk. There are always seals basking and sunning themselves on the rocks in a truly beautiful and natural environment. After looking at the seals, drive to the other side of the bay and enjoy a latte at the Bay House Cafe.

Visited January 2014
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“Highlight day 3”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Excellent easy walk, excellent track and planting,views were to die for and seals intriguing, Lighthouse cool just a nice place great beach there for swimming.

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