Cape Foulwind Walkway in the Morning Sunshine

cape foulwind walkway

Cape Foulwind Walkway just south of Westport would have to be one of the premiere coastal walks on the West Coast.

views to Tasman Sea cape foulwind walkway

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.

grazing horses on cape foulwind walkway

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…..).

people enjoying the views from cape foulwind walkway

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.

Jan and Ziggy enjoying the clifftop views from cape foulwind walkway

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.

views from Cape Foulwind walkway to Tauranga Bay

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.

views from cape foulwind walkway to bottom track and beach

Every bit as beautiful in one direction as it is in the other.

point off Cape Foulwind from walkway

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.

lighthouse cape foulwind walkway

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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About coastingnz

Jan and Stephen live on the Punakaiki coastline, north of Greymouth on the West Coast, NZ and run Breakers Boutique Accommodation. They both enjoy the outdoors and are passionate about things to see and do on the West Coast and would like to share their experiences with you.
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6 Responses to Cape Foulwind Walkway in the Morning Sunshine

  1. Pat says:

    Lovely to see your lush, green fields as we head into winter. Fantastic views!


    • coastingnz says:

      The views are amazing – just go on and on. Love the horses in the paddock – they always bring a smile to our faces knowing how much they probably take that view for granted lol


  2. guestnz says:

    This is a ‘classic’ to do when travelling through the West Coast of the South Island. Great to see in its glory with sunshine and the lush green paddocks!


  3. Happy horses, for a good reason! –Curt


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