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“Worthwile a visit when doing the region; bring binoculars”

Nugget Point/Tokata Walks
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Balclutha
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed May 6, 2013

We stayed in Catlins and did most of the sceneries, attractions and walks.
Down below along the path towards the Nugget point was a sall group of seals on the rocks, and a much larger group with many pups on the first nuggets.
Because the distance is rather large, it is best to bring some binoculars to observe them.
Just before the Nugget point is a bay where before sunset some yellow-eyed penguins may land; if you are lucky.
There are no restaurants nearby, so bring your own thermos with hot drink, like is useful in more locations of the South Island.

Thank huys25
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

this walk is very pretty/easy and leads to a beautiful lighthouse with cool rock formations (AKA: "nuggets") peppering the point's shore.
PLUS, DON'T MISS THE PENGUINS NEARBY. see my roaring bay review for more yellow-eyed penguin viewing info. :)

1  Thank cdc2f
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Could not believe how majestic and grand the scenery is down there. Such a beautiful place that everyone should visit once in their lives.

Thank Joanne F
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Nugget point is just totally amazing. The feeling of being at the end of the world, the amazing cliffs, the lighthouse, the animals: sea lions, spoonbills, fur seals, shags,... It's just one amazing place! Anyone who tells you to skip the Catlins on a New Zealand trip is just so wrong!

Thank Jeroen V
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Well worth the time to travel,beware that some of the coastal road is gravelA must to do,take your time and enjoy

Thank Margaret B
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