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Red Rocks Reserve

Owhiro Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
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“seal colony” (13 reviews)
“fur seals” (9 reviews)
“devil's gate” (5 reviews)
Owhiro Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Beautiful place and a must-do in your first trip to Wellington. The devil's gate provides great pictures :) Beware the weather, it's windy and a bit cold.

Thank Felipe S
Reviewed 23 March 2017

It was so windy when we visited we couldn't make it the whole way round, the sand whipping against skin was too much. Pretty spot though so if it was less windy it would have been nice.

Thank Emily F
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Have done lots of walks out to this area, it's easy, rugged cliffs up one side, huge kelp on the other, and of course the wild life !!

Thank RedOchreWoman
Reviewed 25 February 2017

From Island Bay this is a flat walk along the sea on a gravel track. With the sea along side and the hilly slopes of green bush opposite you can really feel totally away from the city and enjoy the calm of nature so close.If...More

Thank gaylevanheerden
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I visit the South Coast of Wellington a lot. It's my go to place for trekking and getting into the wilderness. The walk out through Red Rocks Reserve is incredibly scenic and yes the rocks are red too! The weather can be very changeable, so...More

Thank Travelinspired1
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