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Castlepoint Lighthouse

Masterton Castlepoint Road | Castlepoint Scenic Reserve, Castlepoint, New Zealand
+64 6-377 0700
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Still the best view in North Island

Very lovely especially in summer. The steps to the lighthouse is worth the view. You can go fishing... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dorothy G
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Very spectacular scenery

Spectacular scenery . Good photo opportunities. May be hard to get to on high tide. If you like... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Darrel59230
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Hervey Bay, Australia
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Masterton Castlepoint Road | Castlepoint Scenic Reserve, Castlepoint, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very lovely especially in summer. The steps to the lighthouse is worth the view. You can go fishing and camping in the area. But just one thing though, poor toilet facilities!

Thank Dorothy G
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Spectacular scenery . Good photo opportunities. May be hard to get to on high tide. If you like lighthouses you would not be disappointed.

Thank Darrel59230
Reviewed 16 April 2017

A nice cheerful walk up to the lighthouse, with some pretty spectacular views over the ocean and rocks.

Thank Amanda R
Reviewed 21 March 2017

About an hour away from Masterton is the beautiful coastal town of Castlepoint. A holiday town full of sun seekers, swimmers, fishers and boaties. The walk up to the lighthouse isn't recommended for those with bad knees - it's quite steep in places - but...More

Thank dae11
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A reasonably easy walk up to the lighthouse with stunning views. The visit I had was at sunrise watching the sun roll out over the settlement and the fishing boats leaving the beach - absolutely stunning and breath taking.

Thank Dianna1960
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We chose Castlepoint as the finale of our NZ holiday and it was superb. Its just a lovely peaceful place with lovely walks around the lighthouse area. Theres a lovely beach area (pity about the motorbikes on it!) and you could walk and walk and...More

Thank Colin S
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

This is a fabulous place to visit, great coastline, superb swimming and surfing. Do climb up to the lighthouse, you will be rewarded with fantastic views. My first visit and I was awe struck by the place, so much so that I would rate it...More

Thank Thomas44_14
Reviewed 13 February 2017

A gorgeous place and a must to see while visiting the beautiful Wairarapa. Beautiful walks along the beach and a must climb to the stunning lighthouse.

Thank 1kiwichic
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

A weekend away seen us spend our weekend in Castlepoint. We had a stunning day yesterday and decided to take a walk up to the lighthouse after seeing it from the holiday park at night with the lights on. It a beautiful view from the...More

Thank hayleym122
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Some say that the journey is more interesting than the destination. I disagree. Whilst the journey from Wellington, through the Rimutakas and Masterton is interesting, the destination knocks you out for six! Words do not do this place justice. The area seems to be sandstone...More

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lyn181
How do I get there using public transport>
15 April 2017|
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Response from Colin S | Reviewed this property |
When we were making our booking at Castlepoint Holiday Park & Motels, I asked the same question and the answer the proprietors gave me was "Unfortunately there is no public transport from Castlepoint to Masterton or vice... More
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lisatamsin
what is the best road to take here from Wellington, and how long would it take to get there from Wellington?
22 November 2016|
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Response from Estevan C |
Go first to Masterton, by upper Hutt. Count three hours with short stops.
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