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Nugget Point/Tokata Walks

Esplanade Road | Catlins coastal area, Balclutha, New Zealand
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It was a bit rainy and windy. That just added to the enjoyment. Make the effort to do the 2klms... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
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Beautiful walk

Not too long and Not too short. Great views all the way and beautiful when you get to the light... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maryna R
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Esplanade Road | Catlins coastal area, Balclutha, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was a bit rainy and windy. That just added to the enjoyment. Make the effort to do the 2klms round trip walk to the lighthouse. Spectacular.

Thank samD2580YR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not too long and Not too short. Great views all the way and beautiful when you get to the light house

Thank Maryna R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely one of my favourite walks in South Island, New Zealand. We were glad to be there when the sun decided to shine upon us in mid-July after days of rain, snow and cold. It was a beautiful sight! Do keep an eye on young...More

Thank DeAceFamilie
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Absolutely beautiful view from the lighthouse! Was my favorite spot of the whole trip! Also enjoyed the walk up, though it may be tough for older folks. There were many fur seals about at the time, playing and fighting among the rocks far below.

Thank Ashley V
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Easy 1km walk to the lighthouse. Though when driving up to parking take your time, as the road thins out and twists and turns.

Thank Aussie_Traveller183
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We had a great drive from Dunedin, very pleased we made this trip, I understand that the road has only just been recently sealed all the way to the car park, a relatively easy walk from there to the lighthouse. Regrettably we did not have...More

Thank michaelz789o
Reviewed 2 June 2017

This is definitely one of the picturesque spots we came across in the South Island. First of all the driveway to Nugget Point was quite unique since the road was fairly close to the water line and the beach. You could almost get the wave...More

Thank Tobbie888
Reviewed 10 May 2017

The walk to the lighthouse is magical. One of the highlights of our trip. The surf, sun and sea all combine to make this a special spot.

Thank George k
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Such sheer magical views on both sides of the point. Great walking track to the lighthouse and was good to have informative signs,well done DOC.

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Getting there is easy. The road is now more or less entirely surfaced. The road from Kaka Point gets increasingly up and down and more winding and it narrows in places but is an easy drive. The lighthouse is 900 m from the car park....More

Thank Sennockian55
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Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
Hi All easy driving with good parking well sign posted. We were in motor home. Gravel not a problem at all, enjoy!