Cape Foulwind Walkway, Westport

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Despite its odious name, Cape Foulwind Walkway 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 Walkway and other attractions that appeal to you using our Westport itinerary planner.
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  • We managed to dodge the rain to make it along the track to the seal colony. So glad we did as the views were spectacular and the seals playing on the rocks were so cute!!  more »
  • Great and easy walk to an overview of the beautiful Tasman sea and a rock formation that hosts tons of sunning seals!!!! More seals than you can count.... but they blend in with the rocks and it's not...  more »
  • Easy walk either one-way or return. Track is well maintained but can be boggy after rain in a few places. Lots of seals and seal pups. It was great to be here during some big swells and howling wind!  more »