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Waipapa Point Lighthouse

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Address: Waipapa Point Road, Invercargill, New Zealand
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Very interesting place

We called through here and saw sea lions on beach close by. Took heaps of photos for the record. Exellent information boards about the lighthouse

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Margaret J
Akaroa, New Zealand
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Akaroa, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We called through here and saw sea lions on beach close by. Took heaps of photos for the record. Exellent information boards about the lighthouse

Thank Margaret J
Litvinov, Czech Republic
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sea lions, fierce sea, no people, cold wind. It is fantastic expirience. It is far away from towns but I recomanded it.

Thank Roman_Litvinov_CR
New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waipapa Point Lighthouse, is well worth the trip - it is bit out of the way with access via a gravel road. In recent years the lighthouse has been restored and it has been done very well. While we were there we walked along the beach and there were 4 sea lions which were great to see.

Thank slowjocrow
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved seeing the sea lions cuddling up on the beach - but my oh my - it was mighty cold out there with the wind whistling from the south.

Thank Judy F
Lycksele, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the detour to Waipapa from the Southern Scenic Route and walked around the lighthouse watching the waves crashing on the rocks. We spotted a couple of fur seals relaxing on the beach. The information about the shipwreck and the lighthouse was interesting reading.

Thank DrC3366878
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Nice spot that's easy to access, just drive up its a short walk. What made me laugh is the numerous signs saying 'Lighthouse this way - 5 minutes', even one that must be within 30 meters and the sign said 'Lighthouse - 1 minute', and you can see it right there. Anyway, worth stopping when you are exploring the Catlins.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Nice easy walk to light house. Easy access to beach with beautiful golden sand. Sighted a couple seals minding there own business while baking in the sun. Fairly windy. Clean public toilets

Thank Jessica R
Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This is a must see while visiting the South Island. The winds are very strong here at the southern end of the island so much so that all the trees are all leaning to one side. We did see sea lions on the beach. The lighthouse has recently been painted so it looks nice and bright.

Thank gjsamson
Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We drove to Fortrose, and after a brief visit to the Stirling Cafe, we drove on to Waipapa Point where we visited the ocean, and the place where the SS Tararua and 131 passengers perished all those year ago. The Light house was placed there as a safety measure and the issuing of Life Vests was as a result of... More 

Thank Ashley K
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

I like Light houses. I look for a light house where ever I go, so this is one of them, the good thing is that we were lucky to see a sea lion there, take some photos and enjoy the nature and the southern ocean too. If you are Interested in address, this is it: 211 Waipapa Lighthouse Road, 9875,... More 

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