East Cape Lighthouse

East Cape Lighthouse, Gisborne Region: Address, East Cape Lighthouse Reviews: 4.5/5

East Cape Lighthouse
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Rochelle L
Napier, New Zealand10 contributions
Well worth the steps
Apr 2021
Great excursion to the Light house - thoroughly enjoyed. Got a decent work out running to the top, Great ride out - saw a couple of seals on the way!
Written 25 April 2021
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NZMacLeods
Waiuku, New Zealand92 contributions
Worth the walk!
Jan 2021
About 800 steps up but not hard work. Great views at the top so worth the climb. We were there on a beautiful day so could see for miles. The drive out there is also very interesting, the scenery is great, it is dirt road but not too bad, the coastline is wonderful. Watch out for the cows on the beach!!
Written 18 January 2021
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Bea T
Wellington, New Zealand260 contributions
an easy climb up to the light house
Oct 2020
Both the drive and the climb up to the light house were better and easier than expected. The 20 km's "unsealed" road is still partly sealed and we were lucky as it was just grated and the road was actually better than parts of the HW35. The steps up to the light house ( 800 ) are easy and we actually did it in less that 15 minutes. The views are stunning. Dont miss this stop when you are in the area.
Written 20 November 2020
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Iranui H
Opotiki, New Zealand3 contributions
Well worth it!
Nov 2020
This was my fourth trip up to the lighthouse, my last was in February this year. I am currently 6 months pregnant and though the walk was a ;little bit challenging the views were very rewarding. If i can do it so can you.
Written 19 November 2020
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Helene K
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
Way out East.
Oct 2020
Worth the 800+ step climb to finalize our quest of all 4 light houses on main land NZ. The drive out is a bit of a mission with narrow roads and eroding shoreline.
Written 20 October 2020
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Murray N
Wellington, New Zealand19 contributions
Seeing the days first light
Sep 2020
We climbed up to see the sunrise, the walk is not very difficult if you take your time and although the weather was awful seeing the sunrise made it all worth while.
Written 9 October 2020
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372julia
19 contributions
Great views
Oct 2020 • Family
Lots of steps but definitely worth it! Great 360 views. We stopped for a picnic at the top to enjoy the view.
Written 6 October 2020
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AnnaNZPorirua
Porirua, New Zealand115 contributions
Great wee side trip
Oct 2020 • Family
We took a right at Te Araroa and headed along a largely single road for 21km. We parked on the verge and climbed the 800 steps (husband counted 786 but there were patches where some steps might have been originally) to emerge at the base of the lighthouse. Staring out to the vast Pacific Ocean, we admired the original home of the lighthouse on East Island and soaked in the gorgeous view.
A must do for all kiwis, a real slice of our country and free!!
Written 2 October 2020
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Louieathens
New Zealand208 contributions
Road closed
Aug 2020 • Couples
Today we went to Te Araroa and asked at the local shop if the road to the East Coast lighthouse was open and was told it was.
We drove about perhaps 19 km on the gravel road and then guess what.......road cones and a road closed sign on the road so we could go no further. If we had known this we would not have wasted time going that far...grrrr
Having a sign at the beginning of the road would have been appreciated saying road to lighthouse closed.
Written 9 August 2020
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Jeff B
Brentwood, UK737 contributions
Effort but worth it!
Jan 2020
The sign says 800 steps and it was a long climb. The views are terrific whilst the lighthouse itself is not much - it's not very big and you cannot go in. Still it is worth it. We did it on a lovely day and everything was just beautiful.
Written 18 April 2020
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