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Waipapa Point Lighthouse

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Address: Waipapa Point Road, Invercargill, New Zealand

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The light house itself has character but is not atypical to many others of the period, but it comes with an appreciation of the stunning and at times both placid and turbulent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is a nice lighthouse, tucked away on the tip of Waipapa. There's a long stretch of beach near the lighthouse. Unfortunately, we could not find any seals there during our visit. There's also a cozy information hut in the car park. Not far from the lighthouse is the S.S. Tararua shipwreck site.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The light house itself has character but is not atypical to many others of the period, but it comes with an appreciation of the stunning and at times both placid and turbulent southern water that provides a fantastic view and makes you think about how a lighthouse would have been needed by mariners in times past. Good beach. Big parking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Lighthouse is ok to see nothing to special, the real hero is the views of the rugged coastline and the different animals you can see seals etc. Nice beach to walk along, easy to get to with only short walk from the car park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Stunning coastline views..easy track towards lighthouse...nearly walked into a sea lion just off the path..! Startling, but he just looked at me and didn't seem fazed! Lots of sea lions on the beach below interacting....fascinating to watch. The lighthouse was not open to view inside, but accessible to view outside. Those sea views!,

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Odessa, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

From the car park it's a very short walk to the beach - and what scenery we were offered. It wasn't just the beach, it were the sea lions. When we arrived one just came out of the sea and walked by very near to us. What a fantastic experience!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

You can drive to this attraction and only have to walk a very short distance to view this old lighthouse. There are many interesting display boards to read as well

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Really gives one a good impression of the southern ocean wilderness. Rugged coastline views everywhere with incredibly windswept tree rows. Spotted a sea lion on the beach.

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Naseby, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Windy but what a place amazing views and bird life. Didn't see any seals this day, but went for a walk along the rock pools and absorbed the history and information about the place.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

- Only a 5 min walk from the carpark..... A pretty windy spot, but an opportunity to walk to the beach, and see some wildlife. The gravel road to the lighthouse was pretty good. Worth a look.

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Pulborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

A very small walk from the car park to visit the Lighthouse. Unfortunately it was locked. There are beaches surrounding the lighthouse and you can get down to them. We saw a mum with her 3 pups lying on the beach (sealions) and a few more round and about, great stuff. Nearby there is a graveyard where some unfortunate people... More 

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Address: Waipapa Point Road, Invercargill, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill

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