Cape Foulwind Walkway

Cape Foulwind Walkway

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Emma Millett

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Good track and carpark.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Becky Fox

England

Ranking: 8/10

Seal colony walk is nice, fairly hard walk, good cafe there, clean facilities.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Anna

Ireland

Ranking: 9/10

Peaceful walk to the lighthouse. Keep going to reach the seal colony. Saw around 30 seals playing and sleeping on the rocks. A fun place to stop and see these lovely animals.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Daphne Andrey

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

We walked to the seal colony and further to the Lighthouse in Westport. A nice 1.5 hour walk, it is free but bring water!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Alicia Speisekorn-Gil

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

It is a little place on the West Coast of the South Island. On the Cape you have the possibility to see a wildlife seal colony. The Cape also offers a great cliff and a beautiful lighthouse you can visit.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Rocco

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful for me, especially the seals in the nature.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Sylvain Blanchet

France

Ranking: 8/10

15 minute walk along the seaside. The question is, how did some men build this monument?

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Ronja and Lena

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Max Backelandt

France

Ranking: 9/10

Enjoy the track along the cliff up to a seal colony. Lots of explanation about Maori history.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Marion Busch

Estonia

Ranking: 9/10

Well maintained track, had seals as promised. Super happy with that! Track had also very good information boards. Easy walk.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Brian Lexmond

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Expected more seals but the walk was nice.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Julian Kuemme

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

See some seals from the lookout on the rocks below. Round track to the lighhouse.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Johanna Kofler

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice little track with cute little seals to see.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Austin Johns

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Nice hike to see seals up close and personal!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Kathrin Deichmann

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful landscape with cliffs and palms and seals (with babies) to observe nearby.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Helen McKevitt

Ireland

Ranking: 9/10

Great to see seal pups at play this time of year. Viewing platform quite distant however.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Cornelia Stark

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Little seals.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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M K

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice walk, saw some seals.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Azteca

New Zealand

Ranking: 6/10

Viewing area is currently under reconstruction for the seals, which was rather frustrating. Guide books talked this up but it failed to live up expectations - as others have said there are better seal colonies around. There were a good array of seals, even at this time of year, and the scenery was pleasant. The lighthouse was good and was easy access from the other end of the trail, so the full walk didn't need to be done. The "very good" cafe at the seal colony end was shut for winter.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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hendrik king

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

I think seal viewing near Kaikoura is better,
Kaikoura you'll see lots more seals and closer then this one.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Stefan AuRich

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Gives you a perfect view over Tasman Sea, a sea colony,

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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John and Chris Creese

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful walk in fine weather!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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N Zitscher

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice walk, active seals.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in November 2012

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Butz

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Track and sealion colony. All tracks well marked.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Steve Goodyear

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Easy parking, well signed, plenty of information. Well maintained paths with excellent viewing points. Lovely beaches nearby.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Brian Frost

Qatar

Ranking: 10/10

Great walk and saw lots of seals.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Frank Krivauek

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Perfect spot to camp free at the ocean side and we could not find any restrictions that would not have been allowed to.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Rick Moth

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Worth the drive out of Westport to view the seals and their pups on the rocks. Well maintained path across the headland makes for a pleasant excursion.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Josef

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Well described loop.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Les Barnes

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Terrific scenic walk on headlands to seal colony.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Seth & Carla

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Visited in February and saw lots of pups playing. Take a jacket and beanie as it is windy and cold. Visit the cafe at Cape Foulwind for lunch and coffee - awesome!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Fries

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Scenic area.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Tom Connis

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely location, seal colony viewpoint cannot cope with organised bus tours and casual visitors at the same time; those at the front do not move.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Mike1952

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

This is a really great cliff walk with a fur-seal colony at one ned and lighthouse at the other. Well worth doing the whole walk both ways if the weather is good.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Dirk Faupel

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent walk.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Dirk Faupel

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent walk.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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damaca

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Saw lots of seals here - families, babies, big daddies - and, 200 metres or so out at sea, a few orca who were diving and showing their flukes. We were anxious for the seals, but that's nature in the raw.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in September 2011

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Gael Romain

France

Ranking: 8/10

Short but very nice.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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jhwjhw

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Easy walk, good track, lots to see if you read the DoC info boards first, at the carpark.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Karin Kueng

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Wonderful hiking trip, nice view, good walk along the sea.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Chris & Anne Pearson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

A gentle climb from carpark along narrow path. Very rewarding.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Edwards

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful easy flat walk, great views.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Matthys Kikke

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

You can get really close to the seals!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Niels Van Welsenes

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Great fun.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Hvid

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic to be so close to the seals.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Jennie McIver

England

Ranking: 9/10

Lovely walk along the coast, not too long before the activity of the seal colony could be witnessed, providing 20 mins of entertainment watching the seals and their cubs relax after a hard mornings swimming.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Mike and Alice Powner

England

Ranking: 8/10

Great to see seals in their natural environment. New pups had just been born and were playing together in a 'safe' pool under supervision.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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bryfrance

France

Ranking: 10/10

A lovely walk with stunning seascapes before reaching the Seal Colony. Great to see these fun seals coming and going in their own habitat. Good spot for photos too.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Robert Cox

England

Ranking: 9/10

Enjoyable walk.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Gordon Daniels

United Kingdom

Ranking: 4/10

Track is only one way, not a circuit, this becomes boring. Track surface is good but no indication of distance travelled.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Juerg & Denise Zuesli

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Many young seals, good view from higher point, short walk.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Webster

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely stunning. Good car parking - plentiful. Well maintained paths, safety barriers and viewing points. We did see the seals! Magic.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Risch & Seybold

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Lots of seal, many babies, good to watch.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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Evans

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Lovely well kept walkway, good viewing platforms. Natural environment not touristy. Sea views and coastline amazing.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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Gerald Veldink

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice view and walk along the seal colony to lighthouse.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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Bo Moenstead

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

If life as a seal is always like that, I would like to become one next time! Track as always good and descriptions informative.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Catherine Clavel

France

Ranking: 9/10

Very interessant! Free and naturally residence for the seals is good.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Johan Vaartjes

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Good walk path + info.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Chris Kevin

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Seals, Birdlife plentiful, easy walk.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Connie Graae

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful track, easy walk. Lots of different nature to look at.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Tom Bos

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Path along the coastline gives a good possibility for watching the seals on the rocks, without disturbing.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Jana Steve

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent view of the seals playing in the water.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Rissmann

Gibraltar

Ranking: 9/10

Great views to the coast and seals, birds etc.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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AndrewW

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Good, really close viewing platform.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Giaque

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Seals and lighthouse.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Simon Bartholomew

Ireland

Ranking: 8/10

Very scenic, easy walk. 2hrs return. no problem.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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kararina Kosten

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Can watch seals and their pups all day long!

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Nigel Armstrong

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful walk 7.30pm

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Heino keyssler

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice walk to see many seals.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Heinrich Hax

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice view.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Emily and Alex

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing coastline, easy walk up a boardwalk/track. Overlooks large fur seal colony playing/sleeping/swimming. Awesome.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Decuq

New Caledonia

Ranking: 8/10

Lots of seals to see in November

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Ruth Kinder

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

very nice and plenty of nature!

Reviewed almost 11 years ago