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Red Rocks Reserve

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Address: Owhiro Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
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Great afternoon for everybody

Just spent the afternoon at Red rocks / island Bay looking at the fur seals and it was great great fun for kids and patents. Scenic drive-in you have a 4wd that can be a little... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just spent the afternoon at Red rocks / island Bay looking at the fur seals and it was great great fun for kids and patents. Scenic drive-in you have a 4wd that can be a little challenging ( we nearly got stuck ...). You can get so close to the seals...highly recommended and would do it with the walk in... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place and a must-do in your first trip to Wellington. The devil's gate provides great pictures :) Beware the weather, it's windy and a bit cold.

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Thank Felipe S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was so windy when we visited we couldn't make it the whole way round, the sand whipping against skin was too much. Pretty spot though so if it was less windy it would have been nice.

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Thank Emily F
Rotorua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Have done lots of walks out to this area, it's easy, rugged cliffs up one side, huge kelp on the other, and of course the wild life !!

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Thank RedOchreWoman
Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

From Island Bay this is a flat walk along the sea on a gravel track. With the sea along side and the hilly slopes of green bush opposite you can really feel totally away from the city and enjoy the calm of nature so close.If you are lucky you can watch the sea lions along the way otherwise just enjoy... More 

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Thank gaylevanheerden
Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

I visit the South Coast of Wellington a lot. It's my go to place for trekking and getting into the wilderness. The walk out through Red Rocks Reserve is incredibly scenic and yes the rocks are red too! The weather can be very changeable, so be prepared, even though it's a short walk. On the way out, the sea on... More 

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Thank Travelinspired1
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Park at the visitor centre ( space for overnight camper vans) and head onto the beach for a great walk round the cliffs and rocks. A reasonable track Meeks this a fairly easy tramp passing ancient rock formations and pan lu coves. Lovely views across the Cook Straits to the South Island . If you go far enough you wil... More 

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Thank Sue12317
Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing walk along the beach which is a must do in Wellington. Insanely strong winds but worth visiting. You'll see fur seals, especially in winter and fascinating red rocks which look like from another planet.

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Thank rene0408
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Visited in the morning when the sun was beaming down on the rocks and goodness, that red colour is amazing to see in person! Photos don't really do it justice. It is quite a trek to get there though and the path isn't very pram-friendly in places so you may need two people to carry your pram in parts if... More 

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Rajkot, India
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

An awesome walk for those who are interested in watching seals. Pretty strong winds on way but worth it. Great picnic spot for families as well

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