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great view a little cold in the wind if its blowing worth the climb very steep and you need t take... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
billjohnson291
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Pahiatua, New Zealand
Lighthouse and fur seals

A fantastic drive through the countryside and then along a stunning coast road. The sun was shining... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Superpear
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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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Cape Palliser Rd, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great view a little cold in the wind if its blowing worth the climb very steep and you need t take your time climbing a lot to see before you get there allow several hours for the visit. Gravel road from Ngawai and a little...More

Thank billjohnson291
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic drive through the countryside and then along a stunning coast road. The sun was shining and the views were out of this world. We could even see the snow capped mountains on the South Island. As for the lighthouse, it is well worth...More

Thank Superpear
Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

The view is gorgeous from the top. It's an effort to reach to this lighthouse, but once you reach on the top, ita worth the effort and climb. Absolutely one of the best in the country and one of the most secluded one.

1  Thank Kiran K
Reviewed April 18, 2017

the drive from Martinborough is long and winding but the scenery is awesome. Very nice hike from the Parking area (Car Park in NZ) up to the Lighthouse and then further down the coast beyond. Stunning views, wildlife and fauna. Views not only of the...More

1  Thank Gary M
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

Quite a long drive but worthwhile. Beautiful view of the South Island from the southernmost tip of the north island. Many seals along the shoreline. The lighthouse is unmanned but you can climb up to it and enjoy the stunning view.

Thank Nieske_zld
Reviewed March 28, 2017

The road from Martingborough takes about an hour unless you stop to look at the seals on the way. The sea around this area is wild.

Thank 155richard81
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Drive to lighthouse is impressive. Views of the blue, blue ocean on one side and continuously changing vegetation and contour on the other. Weather was fine and sunny for us so views from the lighthouse were stunning. Stairs were quite easy for medium fit 60...More

2  Thank jacqui214
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Well worth the trip. Some care needed near site as the road was washed out. Wonderful outlook & view towards the Kaikouras.

Thank jetsetterj2015
Reviewed March 4, 2017

Well worth the drive/ Only about 5 kilometres of gravel towards the end. Beautiful coastal scenery and one of the best coastal drives I have been on. Well worth the climb up the stairs to the lighthouse because of the great views at the top....More

Thank Darrel59230
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

This is a very steep set of stairs as mentioned. I had my 2yr old in a back carrier and it was pretty tough. No problem otherwise, but I would not feel comfortable letting her walk it. Great view (albeit windy) at the top. Steep...More

Thank junismum
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