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Highlight of our entire NZ trip- really recommend.

The scenery on the drive was stunning and they continued on our walk to nugget point. Unlike other... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
London, United Kingdom
Night visit

The drive to area is only 20 mins from Town good parking and signage is well located along the way... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
Kevin T
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Esplanade Road | Catlins coastal area, Balclutha, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

The scenery on the drive was stunning and they continued on our walk to nugget point. Unlike other reviewers, there was only about 20 people when we went, so I didn't find it busy. Amazing wild-life on the way- fur seals and sea lions.

Thank Dr_Rebecca_P
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

The drive to area is only 20 mins from Town good parking and signage is well located along the way walk is about 900 m uphill but not overly steep, the view at the lighthouse is worth the time we could even hear the baby...More

Thank Kevin T
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
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
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

Thank iMunros
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.

Thank skatecreekrd
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
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
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
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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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