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Waipapa Point Lighthouse

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Address: Waipapa Point Road, Invercargill, New Zealand

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Don't miss this wild piece of beach.

Just 15 K from Fort Rose on the way to Curio Bay and only 3 or 4 minutes from the main highway. It is very rare that you are not treated to Sea Lions playing on or near the beach... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
alohamac
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Bluff, New Zealand
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Bluff, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just 15 K from Fort Rose on the way to Curio Bay and only 3 or 4 minutes from the main highway. It is very rare that you are not treated to Sea Lions playing on or near the beach . Whenever I have visitors I manage to take them to here to get a real feel for New Zealand... More 

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Otago Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit (best in fair weather as little to no shelter outdoors). Easy walking and great for picnics. Also clean DOC toilets available. All old buildings have long been removed, lighthouse is all that is left. It is a long way down at the end of 'Waipapa Lighthouse Road' (dead end). Great spot for lunch or dinner if... More 

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Thank Zavija
Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has got to be one of the easiest to access lighthouses in NZ. Fascinating history being the scene of NZ's worst civil maritime disaster. The sea lions put on a great display. I think this is one of Southlands best coastal attractions and it all costs nothing but for a voluntary donation.

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Thank nailes2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An awesome piece of coastline, great views, able to get up close to seals. Good place for a little stroll, great history.

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Thank 975philt
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 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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Invercargill, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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 June 27, 2016 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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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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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Tampa, Florida
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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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