A Wellington coastal walk to a rocky outcrop and seal colony.
This short walk leads around Wellington's southern coastline to the Red Rocks, a small patch of red stained volcanic rock. On the way are a number of distinctive local baches built to withstand intense weather. Beyond the Rocks is Rimurapa / Sinclair Head, a seal haul out between May and August. A track behind the rocks leads up onto the hillside, offering good views after about 20 minutes. Coastal scrub here is primarily ice plant, pimelia, flax, hebe, New Zealand spinach, coprosma, cassinia, and muehlenbeckia.
- Island Bay (public transport) - car park: 45 minutes
- Car park - Red Rocks: 30 minutes