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Red Rocks Reserve

Owhiro Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
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“seal colony” (13 reviews)
“fur seals” (9 reviews)
“great walk” (10 reviews)
Owhiro Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

A coastal track with great views gets visitors on foot, on mountain bikes, or in 4WD vehicles to the famous Red Rocks and Sinclair Head with its impressive Devil's Gate. Round trip from the visitor center is just 5 miles, so pretty much anyone with...More

Thank CarolDM1900
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I went there to see seals and I got stunned by the beauty of the landscape. The walk itself really worth it. It was very windy so I would recommend to bring warm clothes to be able to enjoy the walk.

Thank Siem4
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Interesting walk! You start with a little bit of history of the site and then walk along to the seals. A nice and long walk you need good shoes and good weatherproof jacket.

1  Thank nathalierp2017
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The walk along the coast to get to the red rocks area was nice, but there were a lot of cars going back and forth which wasn't the greatest. It was worth it just to see all the seals at the end though. There were...More

1  Thank Rwc142014
Reviewed 23 July 2017

After sight seeing in central Wellington we went further afield and took the short drive to Red Rocks on Owhiro Bay. There we walked along the coast on a pretty trail with lots of views. Some in our group spotted a whale, some saw a...More

Thank VWriter
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Great walk, in the right time of year you can go see the seals. the walk there and back is about 10k I would say. if you have a 4x4 you can drive. not recommended for small children or pushchairs. don't go in bad weather

Thank James B
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This walk is so stunning along the rugged Wellington south coastline. If you are feeling really energetic you can walk over the hills to the Brooklyn wind turbine. One way takes about 2.5 hours if you are reasonably fit. Its not a hard walk with...More

Thank Shelly R
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This area is pristine despite there being a road along which you could drive or cycle. There is an unmanned information centre and toilets at the beginning of the walk. It is easy walking along the road to the red rocks. We didn't see any...More

1  Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Great walk from the visitor centre round to red rocks, easy going for all abilities, beautiful views across the Cook Strait and on a clear day you can see the south island. This is also one of the best places in Wellington to watch the...More

Thank Dave L
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Just spent the afternoon at Red rocks / island Bay looking at the fur seals and it was great great fun for kids and patents. Scenic drive-in you have a 4wd that can be a little challenging ( we nearly got stuck ...). You can...More

Thank Max A
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