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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we didn't see any seals (best time is May to August), I enjoyed the walk along the coast line. 4 WD vehicles are allowed to drive all the way in, so had to be mindful if a vehicle was coming and step off the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Charmaine S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to go for walks, cycling or hiking. There are great views out over the water. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Brian M
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful spot, it can be damned windy, and you'll want to ensure you wear good durable footwear. Take water.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Vanessa W
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

A great place to take people if you are looking for somewhere free and iconic to Wellington/NZ. Just a beautiful natural view.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jamuele
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Well worth the hour & a half walk out (very, very windy day & got wind, sand & pebble blasted from all angles). Take a snack & water, & be prepared for any kind of weather. Was lucky enough to see 4-5 seals basking on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WizTines
Reviewed September 29, 2018

If you are in Wellington and want to do some exercise , Red Rocks is ok . You have to walk 2h return to see the Fur Seals colony The scenes are beautiful but you can have same scenery driving along the coast . And...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

It was a sunny but windy day! After we arrived the place of Red Rocks, some members of our group were exhausted. We did not see any seals around the Red Rocks Reserve. One of the member of our group didn't to want to turn...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PaddyO37
Reviewed September 5, 2018

This locale is a short drive from central Wellington. Even on a windy and rainy day it was impressive. I did not see any seals, they were no doubt sheltering somewhere, but the views was nevertheless inspiring. This was nature at full force.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank waiake1
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We walked through the neighbourhood after alighting from bus service no. 1 (note: you will need to hike up a huge slope) to reach happy valley road, and went further in along the coast to arrive at the entrance of the reserve area. According to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank eleanoryphen
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This is a beautiful place to visit, whether you just want to park up to watch the waves or undertake a walk around the bays to red rocks. The only thing that lets it down is all the freedom campers who do not clean up...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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