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Cute little lighthouse with bonus seal sighting

Lovely little lighthouse on a grassy hill unfortunately you can’t go inside. Beside it are some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
2000alas
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Its a amazing place. We saw two seal on the beach. They are so big. Got good pictures. The beach is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sandra34_m
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Waipapa Point Road, Invercargill, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

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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
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Waipapa Point has unlike others I have visited is easy access. Great for the young and old and those not so able. The short, flat track makes it suitable for prams and wheelchairs . With rugged coastline on one side and the beach complete with...More

Thank Jayne M
Reviewed 24 February 2018

From the main road, follow the signs that take you via about 4km of dirt track to a small car park. the dirt track is good enough for any vehicle. There is a toilet in the car park. From the side of the car park...More

Thank Paul_n_Cris
Reviewed 27 January 2018

We did a huge trip around the Catlins area and this was one of the must see things on the menu. We really enjoyed our week in the area and got to see some amazing things

Thank Tuwhare
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