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Cape Foulwind Seal Colony, Westport
Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Despite its odious name, Cape Foulwind Seal Colony remains an ideal place for close encounters with kekeno--the New Zealand's fur seals. Whales are also slowly making a comeback in the area, after a whaling station on the cape diminished their numbers in the past. Access the colony via a walkway, which crosses undulating farmland and continues northward along the scenic coastal bluffs to a lighthouse. You will find lots of information panels along the way, describing historic sea voyages, explorers, timbermills, and quarries. Plan to see Cape Foulwind Seal Colony and other attractions that appeal to you using our Westport itinerary planner.
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Exceptional coastal vistas along a well maintained, wind-swept track. The seals are visible from a viewing platform high above, so not suitable for up-close snaps. Best experience is to continue along... read more »
Very interesting and a good walk with a young family. We only walked one way as we had 2 families and dropped one car to the other end etc. Perfect distance for little legs and super views. Not much t... read more »
We walked from Tauringa seal colony to the Cape Foulwind lighthouse and return. The seals aren't close like some other places but the walk itself was lovely - some hills and plenty of wonderful views ... read more »
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