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Cape Foulwind Walkway

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beautiful coastal views

The views of the coastline are beautiful. Although there was a map of the area, it was hard to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kdkn0x
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Wenatchee, Washington
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Was in town for the races & as we had some spare time in the morning so decided to go see the seals... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LFC18Chch
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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| Coast Road, Cape Foulwind, Westport, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The views of the coastline are beautiful. Although there was a map of the area, it was hard to tell walking times and access points. We would have liked to get down to the beach, abut couldn't find the access train or whether the beach...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A relatively easy up hill walk to the track - unfortunately the lighthouse is not easily accessible with no real path up to it. Great information about the old lighthouse, could have gone further to see the seals but we were more interested in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank blackbach9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was in town for the races & as we had some spare time in the morning so decided to go see the seals Was a nice casual walk which wasn’t too taxing & at the end of it you get to see some cute seals...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LFC18Chch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started at the north end and walked to the Astrolabe and back - probably about an hour. The track was wide and well maintained with view points in all directions along the way. You can continue to the seal colony but we walked back...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bryan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of smelly seals Some weka’s Great track and a credit to Dept of Conservation Smell the fresh air, take in the views and good easy walk

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RKensington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a nice walk with many views of the cliffs and ocean. We quite enjoyed the walk, but we didn't see too many seals. Only 3 or 4 from a distance. If you're looking for some fantastic views on a short walk, this is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank canadianexile
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walk to the cape is very scenic. Make sure you look down towards the rocks whenever to can as you can usually spot some seals, although it can take some time looking as they look a lot like the rocks!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Robyn M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice walk up to the lighthouse with great views. Do not expect much from the lighthouse though. The seal colony a little way up also worth the walk. Bring your own picnic, not much on offer up the coast.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 371kevenk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful walk along the coastline with a dramatic shoreline on one side and fields of wildflowers and a backdrop of snow-capped mountains on the other side. And no signs of humans except for a disused lighthouse and some fencing. The 45 minute...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank smjaffee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy and very short walk to seal viewing area. Enjoyed watching the seals sunbathing and swimming. Great views of rock formations and the beach.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank WeAreGroot
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gran42
3 January 2017|
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Response from Gardenorm | Reviewed this property |
It's about 500 meters steadily going up on a gravel surface. Hope this helps
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Andrew Y
5 June 2016|
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Response from peter_fussell | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for not replying earlier - the seal colony is open 24/7. Indications are that there are resident seals there all year. Enjoy your visit.
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