Tauranga Bay Seal Colony Walk

Tauranga Bay Seal Colony Walk

Tauranga Bay Seal Colony Walk


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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 almost 2 years ago

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Melinda Pyke


Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed about 2 years 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 2 years ago

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Solvejg Bjerg


Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Barbara Knops


Ranking: 8/10

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

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Jasmin Krause


Ranking: 10/10

Just awesome, the beach and seals are amazing.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Monia Sassella


Ranking: 9/10

You see a lot of seals.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in April 2016

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Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed over 5 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 almost 6 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 almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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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 about 6 years ago

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Ariadna & Omer


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 almost 7 years ago

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Roger Hawkins


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 over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Wendy Hawkins


Ranking: 8/10

Well maintained track that takes you above the fur seal colony (saw quite a few seals) and along the path overlooking the sea - great views,

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Innes Martin

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Easy access to good viewing platform. Nice beach too.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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United States

Ranking: 9/10

Visited December 1st - lots of baby seals. Easy walk from the car park and a short drive from Westport.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

Pure nature.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

Sleeping lonesome in the campervan at the beach - just the sunset, the sea and us!

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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Florian Knoepfel


Ranking: 9/10

wonderful to see the seals in their natural habitat.

Reviewed over 10 years ago