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Waipapa Point Lighthouse

Waipapa Point Road, Invercargill, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 24 attractions in Invercargill
Type: Lighthouses
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Singapore, Singapore
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163 reviews 163 reviews
37 attraction reviews
295 helpful votes 295 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

visited the place before sunset with the full moon rising. It was magic light and a cold yet very moving moment for me.. what a beautiful calm ocean with purple sky and the full moon rising in the horizon. It was 3 decrees but I never felt the cold, I was enchanted by pure beauty and well being with the... More

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

A beautiful wooden lighthouse, historic treasure of the south, marks the site of NZ's worst civilian shipwreck, the Tararua, in 1881. The rocky reefs with their plentiful food attract massive sealions - on most days a visitor can see from 2-10 animals snoozing or interacting on the sand, or in the marram. The rocks on the west side reveal fossilised... More

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Hastings, New Zealand
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The weather was not kind the day we were there but you expect lighthouses to be exposed to the weather. There is a shelter at the carpark with good toilets. The shelter also has the fascinating history of this area -the tragic loss of life from wrecks before the lighthouse was built. It also has information about the wildlife. There... More

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mold
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243 reviews 243 reviews
113 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

so we didnt get close to it read the informative information boards and got a distant photo good car parking and rest rooms

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Only a short drive off the main road, and an easy walk to view, this wooden light house stands out as a NZ historical emblem of a growing country and how they solved the issues of the day. On the beach and in fact on the steps leading up to the light house, fur seals in their natural state, the... More

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Biggar, United Kingdom
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411 reviews 411 reviews
143 attraction reviews
391 helpful votes 391 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

From Fortrose it’s 16km along the coastal route to get to Waipapu Point, the final 4km of these being on an unsealed road but if you’re visiting The Catlins this is a worthwhile detour which can also take in Slope Point the most southerly point on the South Island a short drive away, plus Curio Bay with it‘s fossilized trees.... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Not a lot here apart from the scenery and the lighthouse which is nice and worth a trip on a sunny day but can be a bit windy

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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209 reviews 209 reviews
77 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Very atmospheric location - loved the glimpse of wildlife; and appreciated the raw, natural beauty on every hand. Note this is NOT the most southern point of South Island - go along the coast to Slope Point to tick that box!

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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Wonderful spot. Pristine Beach and excellent short walks. Gravel road to a decent sized car park lots of information panels. We just enjoyed standing at the lighthouse looking out to sea and letting the wind blow the cobwebs away after a long drive.

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kaiapoi
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Visited this place because I like lighthouses. What I didn't know was that 131 people perished here after a ship ran aground on the rocks. It's also a very wild and windswept coast only inhabited by wildlife. Be sure to take a wind breaker

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