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Castlepoint Lighthouse

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Address: Castlepoint, New Zealand
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Fabulous Coast

This is a fabulous place to visit, great coastline, superb swimming and surfing. Do climb up to the lighthouse, you will be rewarded with fantastic views. My first visit and I was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Ossett, United Kingdom
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Ossett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fabulous place to visit, great coastline, superb swimming and surfing. Do climb up to the lighthouse, you will be rewarded with fantastic views. My first visit and I was awe struck by the place, so much so that I would rate it as one of the best places that I have visited in the world.

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Wairarapa, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gorgeous place and a must to see while visiting the beautiful Wairarapa. Beautiful walks along the beach and a must climb to the stunning lighthouse.

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Thank 1kiwichic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A weekend away seen us spend our weekend in Castlepoint. We had a stunning day yesterday and decided to take a walk up to the lighthouse after seeing it from the holiday park at night with the lights on. It a beautiful view from the top and just stunning with a sunny day like that. Definitely recommend that you talk... More 

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Thank hayleym122
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some say that the journey is more interesting than the destination. I disagree. Whilst the journey from Wellington, through the Rimutakas and Masterton is interesting, the destination knocks you out for six! Words do not do this place justice. The area seems to be sandstone with a lot of embedded fossils. It would be accurate to describe Castlepoint as a... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful drive here from Masterton. The beach, lighthouse and lagoon are amazing. Just a wonderful magical spot!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is a must see if you are in the Masterton area. it's about a 45 min drive from Masterton. The Whakataki Hotel is worthy of a stop for some pretty good pub grub as well.

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Thank Brent P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

A really beautiful place to visit. Could be interesting in high winds as the wind really whips across the pathway to the lighthouse. Stunning views from the headland.

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new zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We have just spent 5 days at a cottage on the beach front booked through the motor camp. This is an amazing place to visit and so interesting. The coast is very rugged and care must be taken exploring round the cliff edges. The light house is a short stroll from end of beach - we made many trips up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Such a gorgeous spot but be prepared if it's windy. Worth the hour drive from Masterton though. Perhaps bring a picnic lunch

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Auckland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Drove down fr Auckland...eight hours driving time! I suggest flying to Welly then drive although if you want to tour more of NZ, driving is fine. The walk to the lighthouse is easy for any age. The Deliverance Cove track is easy enough too. If you want to climb up Castle rock just be prepared for possible windy conditions. I... More 

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