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Windy walk, but lovely views

This is one of the last stops along the Catlins Scenic Drive,but definitely worth the short walk to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
Well prepared

Was a cold and windy visit. Were very impressed with the quality of the car park and walkway to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karin C
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Waipapa Point Road, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 800 362 468
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the last stops along the Catlins Scenic Drive,but definitely worth the short walk to great views around this historic lighthouse.

Thank 58jnapper
Reviewed 6 days ago

Five-minute stroll to a nice grand lighthouse. Spotted some Sea lions on the beach which was a bonus. Well maintained tracks and car park.

Thank Tennille S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a cold and windy visit. Were very impressed with the quality of the car park and walkway to the lighthouse and beach. Tide was out so we could see the treacherous rocks where the tragedy of the Tararua foundered in 1899. Several seals were...More

Thank Karin C
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely little lighthouse on a grassy hill unfortunately you can’t go inside. Beside it are some rugged rocks where you can watch the waves crash against them. A lovely sandy beach that seems to go on further than the eye sees. And the icing on...More

Thank 2000alas
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Its a amazing place. We saw two seal on the beach. They are so big. Got good pictures. The beach is beautiful

Thank Sandra34_m
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Its a lovely short walk up to the lighthouse, with lovely coastline, sadly we did not see seals... better luck next time

1  Thank melissa H
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Great spot to visit, got to see a sealion in the flesh and watch a crazy aussie being chased by it. Strongly recomend to stay atleast 10m from them as they are very fast.

Thank unlimitedsigns
Reviewed 12 April 2018

It is a lovely drive to this lighthouse and when you arrive the scenery is wonderful. We even saw a sea lion on the beach.

Thank CapeCodder1_12
Reviewed 15 March 2018

This is a spot worth the short detour off the nearby road, a well maintained and presented place. Also great for easy short walk/s to stretch your legs, whilst travelling. Stop for a cuppa or picnic lunch. But if a visitor from overseas, please keep...More

Thank Zavija
Reviewed 15 March 2018

This is the second time we've been here! White sand beach on one side of the lighthouse; dark gold sand bay on the other side! Saw lots of seals and sea lions last time. Only one sea lion this time. Beautiful spot!

Thank dyzeed
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