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Red Rocks or Pariwhero and its surrounding reserve are of national significance, rich with fascinating geology and Maori history.

Red Rocks was formed 200 million years ago during below-sea volcanic eruptions. Further around from Red Rocks is a 'haul out' area for New Zealand fur seals at Sinclair Head (seals visible from May to October).

The Reserve is within Te Kopahou Reserve. A visitors' guide to the South Coast, produced by the South Coast Charitable Trust, is available.

Open: Daily. Quarry gates shut to vehicles on Sundays.

Contact: DOC Wellington Visitor Centre, 18 Manners Street, Wellington

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