Story: Wellington region

Red Rocks

Red Rocks

These rocks on Wellington’s south coast are coloured by iron compounds in the rock. The headland in the distance is a haulout (resting place) for bachelor seals – those that have been excluded from mating by a dominant male.

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington region - Early Māori history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Aug 2015