Tauranga Bay Seal Colony Walk

Tauranga Bay Seal Colony Walk

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22 Rankers Reviews

16 Face-to-Face

23 Walking

1 Seal Watching

2 Westport

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Beyond the flax lie the seals
Lone Surfer loving life at Tauranga Bay

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Time: 20 min

From the Tauranga Bay car park follow the high quality short track to platforms overlooking the seal colony and coastline. Here there are picnic facilities, interpretive displays and public toilets.

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Location

South IslandWest CoastWestport

Categories

  • Walking
  • Seal Watching
  • Free

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H. Shela

Ranking: 10/10

Really worth it - we saw (not too many) seals and had a perfect sunset in perfect scenery.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Melinda Pyke

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic. 5 and 8 year old managed the return walk from the seal colony to the lighthouse just fine.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Gary Stone

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome! Visited early Jan. You arrive at the lookout and at first see one or two (I thought we might have been visiting the wrong time of year) but as you keep looking, loads appear! We even saw some out at sea. Really easy 10 minute track to the platform (we wore flip flops) and make sure you look out between the trees at the rocks because more and more seals appear...and people were walking right past them! Could watch for hours.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Solvejg Bjerg

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Really nice walk and view to cute seals. Our kids loved it.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Barbara Knops

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

It was a nice short walk, but it was very windy. We saw a lot of seals and native birds.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Jasmin Krause

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Just awesome, the beach and seals are amazing.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Monia Sassella

Italy

Ranking: 9/10

You see a lot of seals.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in April 2016

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Isabelle

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

The seals were little hard to see, but fun to watch and thoroughly enjoyed.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Siobhan Mee

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

A great walk! Amazing location, weather and wildlife. Lots of information.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Oliver Blackmore

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Super easy 15 minute walk to seals - extra 1 hour to the lighthouse. Lots of information along the way.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Moley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome walk and amazing seeing the seals on the rocks! We definitely recommend doing it even if it's raining really hard!!!

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Ariadna & Omer

Spain

Ranking: 8/10

A very easy walk next to the coast with nice view. In just 15 minutes we saw lots of seals! Even baby seals!!! It's really worth driving there!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Roger Hawkins

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

Easy walk with steps and viewing platforms. Great views of rugged coast and West Coast seas. Seals in abundance but no closer than approx 30m.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Nick Morrison

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