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Address: Jetty Road, Castlepoint, New Zealand

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Impressive and pretty

First visit here and was extremely interesting. The bay was unlike any I'd seen before and the walk up to the lighthouse was nice. Would be nice to spend the day watching the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
MariceNZ
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Wanganui
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Wanganui
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

First visit here and was extremely interesting. The bay was unlike any I'd seen before and the walk up to the lighthouse was nice. Would be nice to spend the day watching the tide change and the bay fill up. The fishing boats were interesting and the natural barrier that surrounds the bay was fascinating. My husband went for a... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Castlepoint on the east coast of the Wairarapa is a lovely spot for a day trip or weekend away from Wellington. The beach is sheltered and sandy and it's fun to watch the surfers and kite surfers. A walk up to the lighthouse or along the Deliverance Cove track is nice. There is only one cafe/shop which might be closing... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

it's a very nice peninsula on a fine day. You can easily spend 4h exploring the surroundings of the lighthouse. Especially for photographers it's a wonderful place to go. On a bad weather day I wouldn't recommend a visit though.

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Putaruru
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I visited Castlepoint for the first time on Easter Monday. The weather was beautiful and I was really impressed with the quaint little holiday spot. I enjoyed the walk up to the lighthouse and the impressive views. There were a lot of people out enjoying the sunshine, people fishing off the rocks, walking along the beach, snorkelling in the reef... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

First time here, but it was a very popular beach. The lighthouse is located at the end of a short reef and reached via a short climb. The swimming beach is sheltered by part of the same reef and the local fishing fleet launches their boats near the lighthouse. A good day trip from Wellington and a good place for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

It was a hellishly windy day as we made our way up the steps to the lighthouse. Panoramic vista from the top. Even though it was overcast we could see a long way north and south. Definitely would be nice to spend some time on a windless, sunny day.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The family and I came to see the races today on the beach. What a treat and such wonderfull people, all frendly and falling over themselves to help us from finding a good place to park and bcked up with tons of advice on the best places to stand to see the races. What a great day out and in... More 

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Waikanae, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We rented a holiday house for a long weekend. The light house walk was interesting. Lots of fossils to marvel over and the different types of rock were intriguing. We left the main walk way and walked over the back which was interesting. Suggest you keep away from overhangs though. The first part of the lagoon was ideal for swimming... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This trip is really worthwhile-the beach is long and sandy and the walk to the lighthouse not too strenuous on a lovely sunny Wairarapa day. Watch the toddlers paddling in the lagoon and look at the ships all loaded onto their tractors ready to head out on the tide. Lighthouse views and tracks around it are really amazing. Good access... More 

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Talking to locals advised to go out to Castle point, well what a little (large) gem. Very worth the drive out to this lovely spot, used by locals for holidays. Great views, great beach, cove and lighthouse, wish we had more time to explore or even stay.

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