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Cape Foulwind Walkway

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| Coast Road, Cape Foulwind, Westport, New Zealand
+64 3-731 1895
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lots of baby seals

Highlight of our Westport visit. The Cape Foulwind Seal Colony is a short walk from the visitor... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2017
Singapore, Singapore
Short walk for good viewing

Even though it was raining we made the walk to the seal colony viewing point. Really easy walk well... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2017
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
| Coast Road, Cape Foulwind, Westport, New Zealand
+64 3-731 1895
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Reviewed January 22, 2017

Highlight of our Westport visit. The Cape Foulwind Seal Colony is a short walk from the visitor carpark. Alternatively, you can park at the Cape Foulwind lighthouse carpark and take the coastal walk to reach the seal colony lookout (about 2km away). The lookout platform...More

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Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Even though it was raining we made the walk to the seal colony viewing point. Really easy walk well kept track and great viewing of the seals (the the pups! So cute!) well away from them so you don't interrupt them in their natural habitat...More

Thank Kiwikimm
Reviewed January 18, 2017

I have never seen so many seals together before! It was cool to look down from the lookout onto them basking on the rocks. A must do if staying in Westport.

Thank Jared S
Reviewed January 16, 2017

As with most paths in NZ, incredibly well maintained and walkable. Even the public restrooms were pretty nice! We had dinner at Bay House which was 15 minutes walk from there, so a great way to start the dinner or end it. Only saw about...More

Thank Boodus
Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised when we accidentaly ran into this attraction. After a short walk (10-15mins) on a nice trail/ pavement you get to viewing point where you can see the seal colony really well. There were some babies by the time we were there...More

Thank Adéla D
Reviewed January 9, 2017

Park at seal colony rather than lighthouse car park unless you intend to walk between the lighthouse and the colony ( you have to return same way and it's a bit up & down on a very good track)

Thank billsellicks
Reviewed January 9, 2017

Park at the little car park and walk to the seals a nice short walk to be rewarded by families of seals on the rocks and playing in the water. Its a nice detour if you are that way but i probably wouldnt go out...More

Thank chab186220
Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

Very scenic walk to view the seal colony. I found it much better than Kaikoura as you could watch the seals on the rocks and swimming in the waves from the viewing area above the colony. Stunning area on a sunny day and very close...More

Thank Marielle T
Reviewed January 8, 2017

You can visit Cape Fowlwind Seal Colony and the lighthouse nearby.You can view the seals through binoculars and then you can take the walkway to the lighthouse. The view seen from this height is breathtaking.

Thank LachmiPunjabi
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Yes, it smells, but it's worth it! Only a short walk from the car park to views of the seal colony, where you'll always see seals no matter what time of day. They are absolutely gorgeous creatures and so much fun to watch. Bonus: there...More

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January 2, 2017|
Response from Gardenorm | Reviewed this property |
It's about 500 meters steadily going up on a gravel surface. Hope this helps
Andrew Y
June 5, 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.