Seal Colony Walkway Cape Foulwind New Zealand

Cape Foulwind Seal Colony and Walkway

Explore the spectacular Cape Foulwind Seal Colony and spectacular walkway. This clifftop walk also features a working lighthouse and provides panoramic views of mountains and rugged untamed coastline.

“We really enjoyed seeing the seals in their natural habitat rather than a zoo.. Its a short journey from Westport and worth the trip.” Review on TripAdvisor

The Cape Foulwind Walkway is a well marked track on the clifftops along the rugged coastline – over undulating farmland. It starts at the Cape Foulwind carpark at the end of Lighthouse Road, and finishes at the carpark at Tauranga Bay.

As there are two sections on the walkway, you can opt to take a shorter walk (10-20 mins) from the Tauranga Bay carpark up to the Seal Colony viewing platform and return, or walk the entire track.


“Excellent graded track, fantastic views, seal lookouts, places in the grass for picnics. A strong person could push a wheelchair up the track. For more picnic spots and viewpoints you can carry on past the seals. There might even be a Weka or two to feed at beginning of track.” Review on TripAdvisor


Posted by Karen from Omau Settlers Lodge, Cape Foulwind, West Coast, South Island

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