Cape Foulwind Walkway, Westport

4.7
Must see · Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
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. To plan Westport vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • The walk to the seals is on a pathway. We walked up to the lighthouse first and the drovs to Tauranga bay.... which was heaps better. Plenty of seals. Often running around. Also see if you can see...  more »
  • I was dropped off at the top end of the beach about 1km up the road from the Tauranga Bay end of the walkway to get a few extra views in on the way. The track itself is very well maintained and easy.....  more »

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