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Address: Landowners Lane, Tutukaka, New Zealand

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Lighthouse walk

Make sure you check the tides. It is necessary to cross a causeway, this can only be done at low tide. Steep steps leading from the headland down to the causeway and across to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Nelle M
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New South Wales, Australia
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New South Wales, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Make sure you check the tides. It is necessary to cross a causeway, this can only be done at low tide. Steep steps leading from the headland down to the causeway and across to Kukutauwhao Island where the lighthouse is situated. The walk from the causeway to the lighthouse is also steep but well worth the walk, the 360 degree... More 

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Bransgore, United Kingdom
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47 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If ever you are in this area it is most certainly worth taking time out to visit this totally beautiful place and enjoy the great vistas

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Torrevieja, Spain
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Worth the effort but some of it is pretty tough going, there are some pretty steep parts of the track and I would not recommend it if you are not so steady on your feet. The view from the lighthouse makes it all worth while though. It´s about 50 minutes to the lighthouse and back again without any stopping.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is a 2km walk taking about an hour, more if you stop for the views. Access is easy about two hours either side of low tide. The walk down to the beach has well made steps but on the other side it's all dirt track which is steep in some parts and an easy incline in others. The view... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Easy walk to Kukutauwhao Island but the track from the beach to the top towards the light house is quite physical demanding. Nevertheless, the first part of the walkway has cover the best view so not necessary to do the climbing.

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Singapore, Singapore
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

One of the dive masters at Dive Tutukaka let us in on this secret walk that isn't commonly on the regular tourist radar (but totally should be, although I'm hoping it'll stay a secret so we can all enjoy this sanctuary a little while longer). To get here, continue to drive past Tutukaka on Matapouri Road, and turn right onto... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This walk has it all - a well maintained grass track and steps lead down to a series of little beaches and bays, then it's up through the bush to the lighthouse, You are treated to spectacular views along the way and vast ocean views from the top.

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Yealmpton, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Firstly ignore the unhelpful signs put up by locals to say private road and limited turning. It is the turning up above Tutukaka marina (not down at the marina), the road is open to the public and there is a good car park at the end. The walk itself is short but with fantastic views from open grasslands along the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Visited this lighthouse headland 2 years ago---easy walk and I enjoyed it. you walk down a steep path to sea rocks that you hop over to get to a little beach and then a bush path to the lighthouse.

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

easy access to amazing views. swim on the way. really get your heart rate up. Could do with some camera's in the car park due to theiving.

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