Buller River, Westport & Cape Foulwind NZ

We mainly followed the course if the Buller River from Nelson to Westport on 23 Feb 2010. We visited the Seal Colony at Tauranga Bay and also visited Cape Foulwind.
Tauranga Bay Seal Colony  A female New Zealand fur seal lives at the same colony all her life. After giving birth in late November, and mating a week or so later, she takes feeding trips to sea for a few days at a time followed by up to seven days nursing her playful pups. This means a breeding colony - like the one at Tauranga Bay, Cape Foulwind - offers plenty of activity to observe at any time of the year.

Tauranga Bay Seal Colony A female New Zealand fur seal lives at the same colony all her life. After giving birth in late November, and mating a week or so later, she takes feeding trips to sea for a few days at a time followed by up to seven days nursing her playful pups. This means a breeding colony - like the one at Tauranga Bay, Cape Foulwind - offers plenty of activity to observe at any time of the year.

Cape Foulwind Sea Stacks and Stumps

Cape Foulwind Sea Stacks and Stumps

The Seal Colony Walkway

The Seal Colony Walkway

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