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Address: Landowners Lane, Tutukaka, New Zealand

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Worth walking to the Lighthouse

You access the lighthouse by Landowners Road (runs directly above Marina & is first road on right when leaving Tutukaka driving towards Matapouri). Right at end of Landowners Road... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

You access the lighthouse by Landowners Road (runs directly above Marina & is first road on right when leaving Tutukaka driving towards Matapouri). Right at end of Landowners Road is a carpark. Walking track easy to find. Please note you need for it to be low tide as you walk across a tidal area before climbing up hill to reach... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We stayed at Pacific rendesvous and were very impressed by the locality --view -- and units --enjoyed wals --the pool and the spa --also the area in Tutukaka was lovely to see and lunch was enjoyed at the oceans restaurant

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New South Wales, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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