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Seal Colony

TOP 10 Holiday Park
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  • Seal
  • bodyboarding
  • Cape Foulwind
  • walking the beach
  • Campervan at Seal Colony TOP 10
  • Beach View
  • Sunset at the Bay

Top Motel
Westport

Located in Seal Colony TOP 10 Holiday Park

1 bedroom motel lounge

Experience the West Coast in comfort in our range of motels. We offer spacious 1 & 2 bedroom Motels with plenty of space for your family holiday by the sea.

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Units & Cabins

Studio Self Contained unit

We offer fully self contained studio units ideal for couples and two roomed self contained units for the family.  Cabin accommodation is ideal for people looking for an affordable option with access to modern communal facilities.  

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Sites

campervan

We offer spacious sites for both powered and non powered campervans and tents in a park like setting.  Enjoy your camping experience in comfort with the use of our modern communal facilities.

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About Seal Colony TOP 10

Welcome to the West Coast, the most scenic place in the South Island, renowned for its beautiful sandy beaches, lush native rain forests with stunning mountain backdrops. Enjoy the relaxing seaside setting at  Seal Colony TOP 10 Holiday Park.

Our Park is situated on the beachfront at Carters Beach, Westport. Seal Colony TOP 10 Holiday Park is the ideal base to explore the West Coast's breathtaking scenery, the famous Fur Seal Colony at Cape Foulwind and experience the rich heritage at the many historic mining sites nearby.

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Park Facilities

Seal Colony TOP 10 has everything you need for a great holiday.  Whatever accommodation option you choose, you have access to all Park facilities.  For your comfort and enjoyment we offer a range of modern facilities including:

  • BBQ Area
  • Bike Hire
  • Card Phone
  • Communal Kitchen facilities
  • Communal Shower & Toilet facilities
  • Cot Hire available
  • Dump Station
  • Family Bathroom
  • Games Room
  • Internet Kiosk
  • Laundry
  • Linen Hire
  • Playground
  • Tour Booking Desk
  • TV Room
  • Wireless Internet
  • DVD Hire

Attractions

SEAL COLONY
A high quality short track takes you from Tauranga Bay to the viewing platforms that overlook the Seal Colony. A safe but close view allows you to watch the seals swimming, lazing in the sun and feeding their young pups. Information boards and picnic facilities are dotted around the walkway. This part of the track has been designed specifically for wheelchair access.  From the viewing platforms the walkway stretches to Cape Foulwind along the picturesque coastline.  This section of the track is mostly well formed however some steep areas may require caution. Enjoy the spectacular coastal scenery and explore the rugged coast line at Cape Foulwind and Tauranga Bay.
Cost: FREE
UNDER WORLD ADVENTURES
Under World Rafting - Enjoy a Cave Rafting Adventure in the Paparoa National Park.  Take the Rain Forest Train to the Nile River GlowWorm Caves.  Experience the sight, sound and feel of another world and have fun tubing down the gentle rapids of The Nile River.  Suitable for 10 years and over reasonable walking fitness and water confidence required.  Departs 2-3 times daily, allow 4 hours. GlowWorm Cave Tour - View an ancient wonderland of stalactites, stalagmites and galaxies of GlowWorms. This is one of the few caves in the world that you can walk through and experience in its natural unspoilt state.  Suitable for all who are able to walk unassisted on uneven surfaces.  Departs 2-3 times daily, allow 3.5 hours. Bookings Essential
Cost: $105-$165
COALTOWN MUSEUM
Live the history at the Coaltown Museum where history unfolds and the past meets the present. Coaltown brings to life the history, the hardship, the joys and struggles of the settlers of the Buller District. Take a journey through the past of the Buller District with displays on Coal Mining, Gold mining, Maritime, Brewery and Timber Milling. Open 7 days 9am - 4.30pm October to April, 10am - 4pm May to September.  After hours groups by arrangement. TOP 10 Membership welcome here.
Cost: $5-$12 per person.
OUTWEST TOURS
Tour Solid Energy's Stockton Opencast Mine site on the Stockton Plateau in fully air-conditioned Unimogs.  Experience the history of the old mining towns on this unique off road adventure as it climbs to the plateau.  Visitors should bring picnic lunch (no alcohol), sturdy footwear (no sandals, jandals or exposed feet) Allow 5-6 hours.  Bookings essential.
Cost: $5 Children $15 Adults
THE DENNISTON EXPERIENCE

Underground Union Experience - Take a step back in time and explore an historic 1880s coal mine. Enjoy a fully guided tour incorporating a train ride, a unique underground walking tour around interactive mining displays, and a ghostly hologram story. Take a short walk to the station where you board a narrow gauge train and journey along the dramatic Waimangaroa Gorge. Deep inside the mine, you explore the old coal workings with the re-created sights and sounds of the mine. Test your pioneering spirit: swinging banjos and clipping coal tubs. Approximately 45 minutes underground. Suitable for those 5 years and over. Must be able to walk unassisted for 1/2 hour; part of walk is graded. Tour duration 2 hours. Limited seats, booking essential.

 

Cost: $95 per adult

Club Benefits

Our team at Westport TOP 10 have put together a number of fantastic local Club member benefits. We will be delighted to help you make bookings or provide additional information.

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Denniston Experience

NEW Underground Union Experience

The Denniston experience is a new tour and has received loads of very positive feedback. To receive a 10% discount TOP 10 members must book direct with operator. 0800 881 880

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UnderWorld Adventures

Underworld Rafting

Experience the sight, sound and feel of another world Cave Rafting in the Paparoa National Park. To obtain your discount you must book direct with operator.

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UnderWorld Adventures

Glow Worm Cave Tour

View the ancient wonderland of stalactites, stalagmites and galaxies of glow worms.  To obtain your discount you must book direct with the operator.

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UnderWorld Adventures

Nile River Rainforest Train trip

A short interpretive train ride through the primeval rain forests of the magnificent Nile River Canyon. To obtain your discount you must book direct with the operator.

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Coaltown Museum

Live the History

Take a journey through the history of the Buller district at the Coaltown museum.  Discount on admission fee with TOP 10 membership, no other discount applies.

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On yer bike!

Off-Roading - Quads

Large range of fun muddy adventures to choose from.  Located 5km north of Greymouth. TOP 10 members receive a 10% discount.

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Donaldo's Cafe

Local licensed cafe

Donaldo's Cafe is a short 400m walk from our park and is open daily from 7am.  Traditional breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Members receive 10% discount on evening dinner menu.

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Denniston Dog Restaurant & Bar

Restaruant & Bar

Something for everyone here from light meals to full 4 course dinner, stonegrill also available. Free glass of table wine, beer or juice with every restaurant meal.

 
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Westport Motor Hotel

Restaurant & Bar

Great a la carte menu with smorgasbord meals available every Sunday.  Receive a free glass of table wine, beer or juice with every restaurant meal.

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Subway - Westport

Subway

Subway always a favourite, members receive a 15% discount with a foot long meal deal combo only.

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Footlite & Sole

Shoe/Clothing Store

Footlite & Sole is located in Westport.  TOP 10 members receive a 10% discount on any purchase (excluding sale or discounted items).

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Health 2000

Health store located in Westport . TOP 10 Members receive a 10% discount on any purchase (excluding sale or discounted items).

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Getting There

Seal Colony TOP 10 is located on the beachfront at Carters Beach just 4km from the main township of Westport.

When approaching Westport on State Highway 67 turn left at the junction onto State Highway 67A and drive 3.5kms to Carters Beach.  Follow the Holiday Park signs and turn right into Tasman Street, Carters Beach and then left at Marine Parade.  Seal Colony TOP 10 Holiday Park is located 300m from Marine Parade/Tasman Street intersection.