Cape Foulwind Walkway

Track category

Walking track


1 hr 15 min


3.4 km


Cape Foulwind signpost. Photo: photographer unknown.
Cape Foulwind signpost

A well marked track along the coastline and over undulating farmland with an occasional stile over fences.

Getting there

Cape Foulwind and Tauranga Bay are on the coastline about 16 km southwest of Westport. From Westport follow the Cape Foulwind Road 11 km, past the Holcim Cement Works turn to the left into Tauranga Bay Road.

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 at the track end or return along the same walkway.

Plan and prepare

Wear sturdy footwear, take warm windproof clothes and be aware that children will require tight supervision in exposed places along the coastline. The walk is one-way and you will need to arrange transport or return along the same walkway. 

Related link

Walks in the Westport and lower Buller area brochure (PDF, 498K)


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Alerts for West Coast places


Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 731 1895
Address:   4294 Coast Road
RD 1
Runanga 7873
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Kawatiri / Westport Office
Phone:      +64 3 788 8008
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