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Cape Palliser, Wellington

Cape Palliser - Wellington, New Zealand
Cape Palliser
Eastern end of Palliser Bay, Wairarapa, New ZealandMap
50 kilometres from Wellington
+64 4 802 4860 (Visitor Information Centre)
Neighborhood: Outside the city

If you thought Wellington was windy, consider taking the long, but rewarding trip out to the far south-eastern coast of the Wairarapa and the wind-swept bays of Cape Palliser. Climb the 250 steps to the lighthouse for 360 degree views if you dare! The North Island's largest breeding seal colony is situated below. Do not get too close as they move fast and have been known to bite. Do not miss the quirky fishing village of Ngawi with its houses nestling under the cliffs and clinging to the fast disintegrating seashore.

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  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: One hour drive from central Wellington
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