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Address: Waipapa Point Road, Invercargill, New Zealand
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Very short walk to interesting viewpoint

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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93 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
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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86 reviews 86 reviews
30 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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41 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A windy point with a now closed up lighthouse. However there were sea lions on the beach, and a very good walking track from the car park to the beach - Yes worth the trip !

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Clinton, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Climbing the steep hill to the lighthouse in a car made us sympathetic to those folks who walked up. The lighthouse does offer a grand view to Stewart Island, the third large island that makes up the bulk of New Zealand.

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