New Zealand fur seal
A high quality short track takes you through to viewing platforms that overlook the seal colony. This walk has been designed specifically to accommodate wheelchairs. A longer walkway stretches from Cape Foulwind down to Tauranga Bay along the coastline and over undulating farmland.
The Cape Foulwind Walkway starts at the end of the Cape Foulwind Road and finishes at the Tauranga Bay car park. The walk is one-way and you will need to arrange transport or return along the same walkway.
Cape Foulwind and Tauranga Bay are on the coastline about 16 km south-west of Westport. Tracks include the Seal Colony Walk and the Cape Foulwind Walkway.
From the Tauranga Bay Car Park follow the short track to platforms that overlook the seal colony and coastline. Picnic facilities, interpretive displays and public toilets are available.
You can also go surfing and birdwatching in the area.
Find businesses that are DOC-approved to provide guided activities and tours at Cape Foulwind and Tauranga Bay.
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NZ fur seal
Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies
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