Cape Palliser Seal Colony

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Cape Palliser, North Island.

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The fur seal colony at Cape Palliser is the North Island's largest. The breeding season is from mid-November to mid-January. Pups start to feed on solid food before weaning, and spend a large proportion of their day playing with other pups and objects such as seaweed and reef fish. Dogs are not permitted. No camping or overnight parking allowed.

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Lat: -41.611551 Lng: 175.27445

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Beautiful drive and one of the best seal colonies I've seen. Babies nursing, adolescents wrestling, adults everywhere. It's right off the road, so no walking required, free camping in the area, and great scenery.

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rvbegg

100% my favourite spot in NZ. Nothing like it!

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ktimay.24

Beautiful seals. 20m distance recommend, lots of babies. Theres a number on the board if you have any concerns about welfare. Be careful not to get too close.

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