It was previously named Rocky Cape by Abel Tasman, the first European to visit it, in 1642. The present name was bestowed upon this promontory by English explorer James Cook in 1770 after his ship Endeavour was blown quite a distance offshore from this point. Cape Foulwind is a prominent headland on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island overlooking the Tasman Sea. It is located ten kilometres west of the town of Westport. Tauranga Bay at Cape Foulwind is home to a fur seal breeding colony, which is accessible by a well-maintained walking track. That track, the Cape Foulwind Walkway crosses over undulating farmland, and along the edge of a scenic coastal escarpment. The walkway extends from the Cape Foulwind Road to Tauranga Bay.
Westport - Cape Foulwind
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"Our Beach" in foreground with tide out, and best time for children. I've marked with crosses the "blowholes" through which the sea surges and they are best in rough, high tides. The bigger children (me, too) jump in as a big wave comes through the big blowhole for a swift ride up the beach, and skinned hide!
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