Cape Foulwind Walkway just south of Westport would have to be one of the premiere coastal walks on the West Coast.
It is a wonderful track winding its way along the cliff tops of Cape Foulwind and affording some of the most fantastic coastal views out to the Tasman Sea.
With farm paddocks on one side and the might of the Tasman Sea and wonderful rocky outcrops out the other it is very kind to the eyes. Horses around here sure do get a bird’s eye view (or I guess horse eye view in this instance…..).
The morning sunshine is beating down and it is lovely to see so many other visitors out and about, enjoying the walk and their surroundings.
It is nice to just do a slow meander along the trail, so slow sometimes Ziggy and I take the opportunity for a little sit down. Cooler sitting in the grass too.
We don’t go right to the Seal Colony end today – just far enough to get the great views into Tauranga Bay and then time to head back the way we came.
Every bit as beautiful in one direction as it is in the other.
We always recommend our guests do each end of the walkway but if you have the time – do the whole thing, it is so beautiful, I’m sure you’ll be pleased you made the effort.
Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth. They enjoy getting out and about and exploring the West Coast and sharing their adventures and discoveries.
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