Cape Foulwind Seal Colony, Westport
(4.5/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It's only a short walk from the car park to see this colony. On the day I was there we got to see some young seals with their mothers. 
  • I was here in April with an American friend and was keen to revisit when there were babies. I wasn't disappointed. It is a lovely place for all to visit, there are informative boards giving attractive...  more »
  • A gentle walk on an accessable path from the car park to a viewing area overlooking the rocks and seals.