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Katiki Point Lighthouse

Address: Lighthouse Road, Moeraki, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Moeraki
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Hastings, New Zealand
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86 reviews 86 reviews
38 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

You will need a certain level of fitness for this walk so it didn't suit the older person in our family group. We had the worst possible weather but still saw yelloweyed penguins, seals and sealions and gannets, I think.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We were directed here by locals to see not the lighthouse (although its lovely and old-fashioned) but to walk down a track beside it from the carpark to see a whole colony of fur seals in the wild! There were baby seals plopping about, adults lounging, and even some cheeky seals having a splashy swim in one of the tide... More 

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Lakeport, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

There is a walk to a little wooden penguin viewing shack below the lighthouse. Also - before walking down to the viewing shack - turn right to walk along a footpath out to a peninsular where there are many penguins and seals. A wonderful walk!

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Mill Creek, Washington
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237 reviews 237 reviews
127 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

A local directed us here as a good place to see the penguins. The lighthouse was a bonus, just a short distance from Moeraki Village it was a nice winding drive in the country. To the left of the lighthouse is a gravel walkway that leads down to the blind for viewing seals and penguins. We did see the seals... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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285 reviews 285 reviews
142 attraction reviews
362 helpful votes 362 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We heard about the Katiki Point as a great place to see the yellow-eyed penguins up close and personal without having to pay the big fees of some other places. The windy road takes you from the Highway 1 towards Moeraki, and then there is a cut-off to the Lighthouse. It was very windy up there, so be prepared for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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167 reviews 167 reviews
40 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

Just beyond the Moeraki Boulders turnoff is the one to the Lighthouse. This requires some navigation onto gravel roads. Navigation is also an issue when walking down to the lighthouse and separate point. There is a good path and then it moves onto grass beware of the holes. All is worth it for the sightings of penguins and frolicking seals.... More 

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Luganville, Vanuatu
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This is a great place to see the rarest penguin in the world. The excellent blind is down a steep path. It was very hard work getting our daughter down and back up in her pram, but she loved watching the fur seals from the blind. We also saw a penguin emerge from the sea. We saw penguins even closer... More 

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I grew up here for the first 3 years of my life(my Dad was the Lighthouse keeper), so it was an incredible place for me to revisit with my own teenage children! Great old Lighthouse which used to be called Moeraki Lighthouse when we lived here. Great wildlife to see nearby also.

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Andover, New Hampshire
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

While Otago Peninsula has Penguin Place (where a family pass will cost over 100.00 NZD), this lesser-known site also has nesting YEPs (the rare Yellow-eyed Penguins), but without any crowds, and operates on free-will donation (and please DO donate to help preserve this fantastic site and their work helping to preserve the YEPs!). Visit late afternoon/evening during nesting season (Dec-Feb)... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Nice place to stop by to take a look at the lighthouse as well as to take a walk down down to the hide to take a look at seals. We were hoping to see some penguins but we were probably too early in the afternoon. However, it was still well worth the visit

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