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Waipapa Point Lighthouse

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Address: Waipapa Point Road, Invercargill, New Zealand

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Nice on cold winters day - easy access

If your seeing this site in the winter...dress warm! But thats not a negative as you will get some great photos and also if you are a good photographer, your really should time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Burty77
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a beautiful part of the world, but on the cold and rainy day I'm not sure if it was worth the stop for me. I thought you'd be able to climb the lighthouse, but you can't

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Thank Lucas A
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your seeing this site in the winter...dress warm! But thats not a negative as you will get some great photos and also if you are a good photographer, your really should time this for a frosty night or a nice time lapse when a storm rolls in. Though i havnt seen this site in the summer, there are some... More 

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Thank Burty77
Invercargill, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been there twice both times different, first time we could not get up to it as a lot of scaffolding. Second time walked around it was an amazing view and a bonus a large sea lion was on the beach. well worth the trip.

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Thank Diane Y
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was nice to venture out on a nice day and check out the lighthouse - the views were stunning and it is quite a nice building as well, the information stands near the car park were also a nice addition!

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Thank David A
Invercargill, New Zealand
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful lighthouse and the scenery is wild and stunning. I have been there many times and ALWAYS have seen sea lions either down on the sand or in the long grass. Theres lots to see and plenty of walks to do in the area.. There are toilets close by.

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Thank studyguru
Tampa, Florida
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

You do drive on a gravel road to reach this site. Nice car park area with restrooms. Easy walk to lighthouse and you can easily make it down to walk on the beach. We were lucky and got to see a sea lion the day we were there.

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Thank tammypetrina
Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Was going to skip this but it was more or less on the way so we stopped by, and saw a sea lion! It was sleeping in the surf, and actually rolled about in the sand inbetween snoozes. The view was great from the lighthouse and it was cool that the lighthouse had solar panels. Go renewables! Nice pit stop,... More 

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Thank XavierZen
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

If for no other reason other than to break up the long kms this place is worth a slight detour to visit.

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Thank Darryn G
Hamilton, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

We went quite early and t was already windy and raining. Nevertheless worthwhile visit. We walked around for more than an hour. Interesting little info hut with text and photos of lighthouse keepers.

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Thank Annika H
Auckland, New Zealand
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

More than the lighthouse the Sea-Lions lying around are a site to see. However, having been to the nothern-most lighthouse in NZ, Cape Reinga, and now to the southern-most lighthouse, Waipapa I must say the place is equally thrilling. Sea lions were magnificent, seeing them so close I had to fight goosebumps.

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