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“Short walk, great view” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nugget Point/Tokata Walks

Nugget Point/Tokata Walks
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Balclutha
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Short walk, great view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

The lighthouse itself is not that special but the view is mind blowing. Unfortunately we had some light rain but that did not change anything to our score. You can see a lot of seals if you bring binoculars. The road is unpaved but you do not need a 4WD. The parking is nice and has toilets. From there it's a 10 / 15 minute walk to the lighthouse. If you are in the area, do not skip this one!

Visited January 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Worth the drive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

It's an 8km drive up a gravel road to get to Nugget Point but I felt it was worth it. Beautiful views and a nice walk, plus lots of wildlife. We saw seals and a penguin. There's a penguin hide part way up where you might be lucky enough to see a penguin or two, although it depends on the season.

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Borsbeek, Belgium
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“Great views!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2013

Nice walk to the lighthouse with amazing views. Also lots of seals one the rocks below, make sure you bring your binoculars!

Visited November 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Stunning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

Was well rewarded after a long stretch of gravel road. The view is spectacular. A must if you ate visiting the Caitlin region.

Visited December 2013
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Delaware
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“Beatiful Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013

We stopped at Nugget Point driving from Dunedin along the Catlins coast. It was definitely worth the small detour. The gravel road was in good condition to get to the very picturesque lighthouse. It is a short walk to the two viewpoints where there are superb views of the rocks and wildlife. Be sure to take binoculars to see the fur seals on the rocks. There are also many shags, spoonbills and gulls. We were fortunate that the weather was sunny and clear.
It is a wonderful location to spend some time.

Visited November 2013
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