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Waipapa Point Lighthouse

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Address: Waipapa Point Road, Invercargill, New Zealand
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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Suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Its a bit of trek some of it along gravel roads but worthwhile to stand a few feet away from fur seals, little terns and other shore birds

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Gore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A very out of the way place but so worth the visit On the Southern Scenic Route. Can be a bit cool and windy Sea Lions and seal often basking in the sun on the beach so some caution needed on the beach. A very old Light house with a lot of history Worth the drive on the narrow gravel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This place is a perfect example of the rugged beauty of the New Zealand coast. Beautiful photo opportunities with spectacular windswept horizontal trees and almost certain viewing of the endangered sea lions and fur seals as well as many native birds. An easy 5 minute maximum walk to the light house and beach. Definitely worth the drive.

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