Take your first detour to Cape Foulwind. It’s a mere 15-minute drive from the centre of Westport. The walk up to the lookout point is easy. Park at the Tauranga Bay carpark to access the walkway. The walk is wheelchair accessible with spectacular views of the coast and seal colony. At first the seals are indistinguishable from the rocks. Wait a while, let your eyes adjust to the shades of the rocks and the seals will pop into your line of sight. Look to the waterline to observe seals as they emerge from the sea onto the rocks. The name was given by Captain Cook with the winds, ocean currents creating challenging sea conditions.