There are many tourist attractions at Cape Palliser:
Visit the fur seal colony.
Cape Palliser lighthouse – Installed in 1897. Climb the 250 steps to the top! Once there, it’s easy to see why this area of the Pacific Ocean was known for seafaring disasters. During the 19th century, there were about 20 ships wrecked in or near Palliser Bay.
Putangirua Pinnacles – formed over 120,000 years by heavy rain and wind which gradually eroded an ancient gravel deposit, eventually forming spectacular individual Pinnacles or ‘hoodoos’. Māori called the cape Mātakitaki-a-Kupe (the gazing of Kupe), the pinnacles name ‘Putangirua’ means the sails of Kupe after the famous Polynesian explorer. The Pinnacles were used as the location for Dimholt Road in the The Lord of the Rings, Return of the King.