View from the Cape Foulwind Walkway
Image: Shellie Evans | ©



A seal colony, a lighthouse and panoramic views of mountains and coastline feature on this spectacular coastal walkway. With the beach close by as well it's a good option for children. It's also one of our best short walks.
  • New Zealand fur seal/kekeno breeding colony
  • Panoramic views of mountains and coastline
  • Cape Foulwind lighthouse



  • Fitness required: Low to moderate
  • Gradient: Flat and undulating

3.4 km one way

Walking and tramping

1 hr 15 min one way Easiest: Short walk
Easy: Walking track

Seasonal restrictions

The busiest time for fur seals is November to February.

Dog access



Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 731 1895
Address 4294 Coast Road
RD 1 Runanga 7873
Hours See visitor centre hours
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