Nugget Point Lighthouse

Nugget Point Lighthouse, Ahuriri Flat: Address, Nugget Point Lighthouse Reviews: 4.5/5

Nugget Point Lighthouse
4.5
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spidernz
Gisborne, New Zealand160 contributions
NZ's Number 1 Lighthouse View
Oct 2021
This should be 5 stars for everyone - possibly the most spectacular lighthouse in NZ. Be aware that from the car park it's a 900m walk down to the lighthouse (not the 150m to a viewing platform, which can't see the lighthouse anyway) and therefore a 900m walk back up - a few of the other older travellers were puffing. But it's worth the view, and go right up to the lighthouse to see the 'nuggets' - the rocks which gave the place it's name, and probably several seals having a lazy afternoon. Totally recommended.
Written 14 October 2021
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StaceyCheer
Arapuni, New Zealand122 contributions
Bit of a trek, but worth it!
Jun 2021
My 72 year old father found the walk a bit long, but the track was well maintained and definately worth the effort to get to the lighthouse. We had beautiful weather, and the views walking up the lighthouse and from the lighthouse itself were lovely.
Written 6 July 2021
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422iana
Dunedin, New Zealand3,040 contributions
Number 1 thing to do in Catlins
Apr 2021 • Friends
Regardless of the time of day the the views are beautiful and there are usually seals playing in the surf. Even check out the penguin viewpoint down the hill, but we have not seen one there yet.
Written 28 April 2021
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Grant N
Hastings, New Zealand1,226 contributions
Great views - loved it as far as I went
Apr 2021
Walked out to the lighthouse - I lie - the others walked out to the lighthouse - I got about halfway and my severe fear of heights (or drops) got to me. The others all went right out and said the views were tremendous - there's a platform that they weren't too sure about but overall they loved the views and the whole area. From my viewpoint the views (that I managed to actually see) were great. The walk is relatively easy the whole way (the drop off one side was my downfall - not literally but definitely figuratively). If you have kids be sure to hang on to them - it's no place for high spirits. Overall, despite my abject terror, I have to recommend going there.
Written 22 April 2021
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CollRr
Auckland, New Zealand312 contributions
Volcanic rock formations
Feb 2021 • Couples
The walk up to the Nugget Point lighthouse is a little steep in parts but is not a difficult walk. The rocks below have been pushed into a vertical position by volcanic activity thousands of years ago - forming the nuggets. NZ fur seals can be seen on the rocks below and the lighthouse is in a very picturesque spot and worth the visit.
Written 1 March 2021
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Kiwiintheus
Levin, New Zealand176 contributions
View and scenery is awesome
Feb 2021 • Couples
Easy walk down to the lighthouse. Loved the landscape and how the shrubs have grown against the side of the cliffs as the wind has battered them into submission.

We were able to observe the seals and could see quite a few when they were pointed out by others visiting. May want to take binoculars if your eyesight is not the best.
Written 1 March 2021
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Kiwiseley
Auckland Central, New Zealand341 contributions
The lighthouse is ordinary, but the walk and views are something else
Feb 2021
The walk is easy, but the cliffs are steep, so hang on to your toddlers. We had been before but had forgotten how spectacular the area is.
Written 23 February 2021
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Michelle T
Timaru, New Zealand521 contributions
Great spot
Feb 2021 • Solo
This would of been a great spot for a sunset or sunrise pic unfortunately the weather wasn't on my side but I still got some great pics. Awesome view of Lighthouse and on the walk to view
Written 8 February 2021
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GaryandLesleyTravel
Auckland Central, New Zealand4,934 contributions
Is this not the most spectacular lookout in NZ.
Feb 2021 • Couples
We like most headed out to Nugget Point to see the old light (1869) house. On the walk out to the we were amazed at the 100 metre high almost vertical cliffs rising out of the sea. The rock formations are spectacular and below us we saw the nesting Royal Spoonbills and the various colonies of NZ Fur seal, the pups are particularly cute. With the lighthouse out in front it’s clear to see our destination but on arriving at the point the lighthouse is over shadowed by the “Nuggets” these rock formations and the surrounding sea make this one of the most spectacular views I have experienced in NZ, truely breathtaking.
Written 6 February 2021
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Aaron W
Auckland, New Zealand84 contributions
awesome views
Jan 2021
We were there on a hot day, so the views were spectacular. also as you walk along towards the lighthouse look down the cliff at the rock pools and you will see the baby seals playing in the pools - dozens of them.
Written 29 January 2021
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