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Nugget Point/Tokata Walks

Esplanade Road | Catlins coastal area, Balclutha, New Zealand
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Beautiful views

Walked this track on a lovely Saturday afternoon. Always a very busy place. Would highly recommend... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
christinehutton111
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Balclutha
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FAVORITE NZ STOP

10/10 it was the most BEAUTIFUL and PHOTOGENIC place I visited. We saw so many seals swimming... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
mhk98
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“nuggets” (26 reviews)
“light house” (18 reviews)
“scenic route” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Esplanade Road | Catlins coastal area, Balclutha, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Walked this track on a lovely Saturday afternoon. Always a very busy place. Would highly recommend putting this on your must do list.

Thank christinehutton111
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

10/10 it was the most BEAUTIFUL and PHOTOGENIC place I visited. We saw so many seals swimming around in the clear water with their babies. The views are wonderful. The walk there is easy and is stunning the entire way. An absolute must visit.

Thank mhk98
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Our visit was fitted in as a side trip during a drive from Dunedin to Te Anau. We had spotted the detour was about 60km and weren’t sure whether to embark on the extra driving. In the end we were glad we had. The road...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

A short walk to a very high view point. It's a long ways down but you can see seals on the beach. The parking lot is small however the turnover is fast.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

One of the best places to visit, great to watch the sun rise or fall. seals to see and the yellow eye penguins.

Thank Brett S
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

What a great way to spend a couple of hours - by the time we had walked out to the Lighthouse ( not far and not difficult ) and spent some time just admiring the views and the walk back we had killed at least...More

Thank John W
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

There is good footpath to the lighthouse at Nugget Point. We passed numerous super beaches on the 9km drive from Kaka to the point. Wear insect repellent, sandflies were around.

Thank venetianintown
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

The foot path from the car park to the light house is well maintained and so it needs to be for the number of people making the walk. There are some good photos to be had as you walk along the foot path. Look down...More

Thank Paul_n_Cris
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

We got here actually pretty late in the late afternoon/early evening, but that didn´t matter - the sight is incredible - the nature stunning and beautiful and it´s worth the walk up to the lighthouse - you don´t want to miss out on the rocks...More

Thank Energyseeker
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

This is one of those light house locations which we always imagine. On the edge of cliff (though there are nuggets at the base of it), standing tall, the way to the lighthouse is relatively narrow. Very beautiful. Very high probability of seeing the seals...More

Thank KetanforTravel
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Response from Allan O | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We drove from Balclutha so I can't help regards approach from Dunedin. The gravel road we travelled on wouldn't have been more than 3 or 4 kilometres at the most. As gravel roads go i would say that it was pretty good... More
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