Westport is a small town with a rich history located next to Cape Foulwind in New Zealand. From its glory days of the past, when this town was a haven for gold mining and later for coal mining, you can still see its relics all around town. The best way to explore Westport?s old settlements is to take a car rental from Hertz and head out to these scenic locales. All along the coastal trails, you will find places of white gold mining relics and the 18 kilometre long stretch of the old coal mines are best explored in the comfort of cars. There are many hikes and walks organised here along the forests and coast that take you through the rich history of the region.
While in Westport, do not miss out on experiencing the fur seal colony just outside the town. Drive down to this spectacular place in Westport that harbours colonies of seals all year round. From the viewing decks, which are just a short walk away from the car park, you can see the fur seals in abundance during the mating season along with small pups at their playful best.