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Waipapa Point Lighthouse

Waipapa Point Road, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 800 362 468
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Despite the cold and the rain wworth a view

Its a lovely short walk up to the lighthouse, with lovely coastline, sadly we did not see seals... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2018
Melissa H
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UK
sight seeing

Great spot to visit, got to see a sealion in the flesh and watch a crazy aussie being chased by it... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2018
unlimitedsigns
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Tokoroa, New Zealand
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Waipapa Point Road, Invercargill, New Zealand
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+64 800 362 468
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

Its a lovely short walk up to the lighthouse, with lovely coastline, sadly we did not see seals... better luck next time

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Reviewed April 12, 2018

Great spot to visit, got to see a sealion in the flesh and watch a crazy aussie being chased by it. Strongly recomend to stay atleast 10m from them as they are very fast.

Thank unlimitedsigns
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

It is a lovely drive to this lighthouse and when you arrive the scenery is wonderful. We even saw a sea lion on the beach.

Thank CapeCodder1_12
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

This is a spot worth the short detour off the nearby road, a well maintained and presented place. Also great for easy short walk/s to stretch your legs, whilst travelling. Stop for a cuppa or picnic lunch. But if a visitor from overseas, please keep...More

Thank Zavija
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

This is the second time we've been here! White sand beach on one side of the lighthouse; dark gold sand bay on the other side! Saw lots of seals and sea lions last time. Only one sea lion this time. Beautiful spot!

Thank dyzeed
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

Waipapa Point has unlike others I have visited is easy access. Great for the young and old and those not so able. The short, flat track makes it suitable for prams and wheelchairs . With rugged coastline on one side and the beach complete with...More

Thank Jayne M
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Reviewed February 23, 2018

From the main road, follow the signs that take you via about 4km of dirt track to a small car park. the dirt track is good enough for any vehicle. There is a toilet in the car park. From the side of the car park...More

Thank Paul_n_Cris
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Reviewed January 27, 2018

We did a huge trip around the Catlins area and this was one of the must see things on the menu. We really enjoyed our week in the area and got to see some amazing things

Thank Tuwhare
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

This lighthouse is at the end of a couple of km of dirt track, bordering farms on both sides. There are enough carpark spaces for everyone and a good spot to hang for a bit. There is a track that leads to the light house...More

Thank aerosid
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Reviewed November 23, 2017

It was a beautiful day and we were lucky enough to wander down to the beach where there were 4 sea lions. The view from the lighthouse is amazing and the different colour blues in the sea were just wow!

Thank pauly622017
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