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Address: Off the Balclutha/Owaka highway (SH92), Balclutha, New Zealand
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We went for a look for some penguins but they were being elusive. Check with a local to get an idea of when they are likely to be coming in. Definitely check out the light house... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for a look for some penguins but they were being elusive. Check with a local to get an idea of when they are likely to be coming in. Definitely check out the light house on the point in the evening. It shows just how beautiful New Zealand is.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Dear Madam/Sir, RE: Nugget Point is one of the most scenic and overwhelmingly stunning locations with breathtaking views of ocean and wild life. The walk to the light house at that altitude has the rear ocean seals playing by the rough lands in the valley. The light house location gives fantastic views of the nuggets or the Hills overlooking the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A mere 30 minute drive from Balclutha, this is perfect for a quick getaway if you're staying in the nearby area. - Be warned though that the road from Kaka point to Nugget Point is currently unpaved and under construction, meaning the drive can take longer and has increased potential for causing damage to vehicles. I'm unsure as to when... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The blinds from which you can view penguins are a fair distance from the beach, but you CAN view penguins from them. You have to negotiate a sloped path to get down to the best one. We watched a penguin come ashore, shake himself off, hop up the beach, and preen for a while before waddling up to and into... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see must do place to visit. Scenery is amazing, and you can view wildlife in it's natural habitat. Best of all it's free.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the southern scenic drive is a bit overhyped, Nugget Point is beautiful and well worth the drive. Bring some binoculars, and your telephoto lens, as you are likely to see many seals on the "nuggets". Dozens of them. The view is breathtaking.

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Legazpi, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went twice to Nugget Point, as our first evening was spent at the hide watching the yellow-eyed penguins. Next morning we were there fairly early as well, watching the seals and sea lions as well as the sea birds. The Department of Conservation volunteer rangers were most helpful with their guidance, too. This is really a must-see place for... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Nugget Point was well worth the visit especially if you are into collecting fossils. The walk to the lighthouse along the pathway has stunning and provided views out over the ocean. Down at sea level you could watch the fur seal pups cavorting in the water and in the rockpools were lots of interesting things to see. If you are... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Nugget Point was well worth the visit. The walk to the lighthouse along the pathway has stunning views out over the ocean. Down at sea level you could watch the fur seal pups cavorting in the water and in the rockpools. If you are near to Nugget Point - make a detour - you will not be disappointed

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Not worthwhile Catlins SSR drive to be honest !!! It's not that scenic to be honest .. anywhere else you can get that scenery !! To be honest, a greater scenery is the drive. From Dunedin to Queenstown via Omarau/ Alexandra that's s beautiful drive of almost 4 hours

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