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Greetings from The Cape!
In 2016, we decided to embark on a complete change of direction, career and a new adventure. As a result we packed our bags and sold our Hamilton home, giving up the security of full time jobs, to purchase a boutique motel, Omau Settlers Lodge on the West Coast. So far we’ve enjoyed exploring this stunning region we now call home and we’ve met some pretty awesome people along the way. We look forward to sharing our experiences with you.
Karen & Lee
Cape Foulwind is located on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island, overlooking the Tasman Sea, just ten kilometres west of the town of Westport. ‘The Cape’, as it’s fondly referred to by locals, is an ideal base for holiday makers and visitors who want to explore the untamed natural wilderness of the West Coast.
The name, Cape Foulwind, was bestowed upon the area by English explorer James Cook in 1770 after his ship Endeavour was blown quite a distance offshore from this point. Tauranga Bay at Cape Foulwind is home to a fur seal breeding colony, which is accessible by a well-maintained walking track, The Cape Foulwind Walkway.