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We were there when the tide was low & we could even drive on the 'sea' when the GPS wanted us to find the nearest land to drive! Gazing at the sea while walking up the lighthouse was so pleasant. One just feel so unreal....More
This lighthouse doesn’t need any filters because it really is as stunning as it looks in the pictures. Definitely worth the walk up to the top of the cliff. Also time it right to see the fishing trawlers on the move. A great spot for...More
Castlepoint is a stunning place to see. So much to see and do. Walking up to the lighthouse gives you a very nice view of the settlement. Also makes you aware of not turning your back on the sea a freak wave can be known...More
Had a great break away from Wellington for a few days with a view to relaxing reading and a little bit of exploring and there is lots of that to do. Stayed on the beach - never tired of the scenery. Very scenic - you...More
It was a fairly long drive from Masterton to The Castlepoint Lighthouse. We parked in a parking lot and walked across the beach and up the windy path to the lighthouse. The view was spectacular and we later walked quite a distance down the beach...More
Loved the views of the sea and mountains from here. The drive out is a bit windy but the road is tar-sealed. Lovely big cliffs and can walk up to the lighthouse and then down steps and back around looking at the great big waves...More
Go first to Masterton, by upper Hutt. Count three hours with short stops.
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13 day North Island self-drive itinerary (16 Replies)
Hi everyone! Just wondering if the itinerary below is possible? Our greatest concern is whether the drive to and fro Cape Reinga is doable and worth the time. Welcome any sort of feedback. Thank you so much for your time! 15 Nov : Singapore - Auckland (Arriving in Auckland 12pm on 16 Nov) 16 Nov : Auckland - Cape Reinga (Cape Reinga Lighthouse) 17 Nov : Cape Reinga - Waitomo 18 Nov : Waitomo - Whanganui (Blackwater rafting in Waitomo first before heading to Whanganui) 19 Nov :...More
May 27, 2015|
Response fromWalker E|
Not sure what others think but your plan seems a bit ambitious. Auckland to Cape Reigna in a day seems like a long day. What about staying in Kerikeri, Pahia or Coopers beach and doing Reigna the next day. Also, you haven't left much time for the Coromandel. How about an extra day there and leaving out Gisborn?