This colony began in 1950
In the map above, if you zoom in on the walk, you’ll see all the following track points and their location. Each point has photos along with a description about each one.
When you arrive at the bridge, You will see the signs all over the place, Saying NO PARKING or you will be towed
We drove back up the road (500 Mt) to the main car park on the right just to be safe.
From the car park you can look east out to Turakirae Heads and see the rocks you will walk past.
Walk down the road across the bridge look over to the right, you will see the fort Knox gate, it is a little tight to squeeze through especially with a pack strapped to your back.
The track is well worn and very easy to follow.
The only good beaches are from the bridge back to the main car park. From here on it gets very rocky and to dangerous for swimming
Once through the gate follow the well worn track down the old fence line for around 35 Minutes
This is the only sign you will see.
Follow the well flatten stony track up to the gap in the rocks.
Walk on for another 200 Mt, If you are lucky and the wind is blowing in off the water so you will be able to smell the seals. All you have to do now is walk, climb over the large boulders to the seals.
Form the track to the water is about 100 Mt, It can be very rocky to start with then levels out a little.
Tread with caution, behind every rock could be a smelly seal with sharp teeth.
Or you might find yourself in the middle of a stampede of seals trying to get away from you and back into the water.
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