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Cape Egmont Lighthouse

377-379 Cape Rd, Pungarehu 4685, New Zealand
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Pretty lighthouse

Have lived in Taranaki region for many years without visiting this....finally made the journey this... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
Dunedin, New Zealand

Beautiful lighthouse, a bit of drive to get there, but well worth it, the surrounding landscapes... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
Auckland, New Zealand
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377-379 Cape Rd, Pungarehu 4685, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Have lived in Taranaki region for many years without visiting this....finally made the journey this summer. Easy drive, average scenery I guess - probably more enjoyable for tourists. The smaller lighthouse was shut when we went, but the kids played on the playground and we...More

Thank Jody172
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Beautiful lighthouse, a bit of drive to get there, but well worth it, the surrounding landscapes were just as beautiful.... a must do when you're in the vicinity

Thank phlatohi
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Came by this by chance and took the opportunity to climb the steps and learn about the lighthouse. Very informative.

Thank Explore1995
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

There are 2 lighthouses here. One has been there since the year 2000 and you can go inside, climb fight to the top. If you pay $2 you can operate the light up top. The other lighthouse has a bright red door and is very...More

1  Thank nzandreanz
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I'm confused by the previous reviews which said you cannot get to the lighthouse. We had no problem, just up a very short driveway and then up the stairs. No access to the inside as it is still a commissioned lighthouse. It started shinning in...More

Thank Lyndaanne16
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Came across this as I was looking for surf and found it to be a nice place to view the coast. It is well looked after and a good representation of lighthouses of its time

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Travelled to look at this lighthouse on suggestion from proprietors of hotel we were staying at. Stunning and well worth a short trip off main road to view.

Thank 17Barb17
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We missed the sign posting for Cape Egmont lighthouse the first time round and had to backtrack. You can't get close as it's on private land which is a shame but there was a nice sea view and I imagine it's great at sunrise or...More

Thank cerussell1
Reviewed 28 November 2016

There aren't many sign posts for this place. A few km's down a back road from the Highway 45 we headed out to catch a Sun rise here. Knowing the sun would rise from behind the mountain we envisioned a crazy sunrise with the lighthouse...More

Thank JessMack12
Reviewed 24 November 2016

The lighthouse was heralded by locals as a 'must see' place that should not be missed. However when we drove off the main road towards the beach my foreboding feeling was more than justified. After a few minutes drive we passed close by the lighthouse...More

1  Thank Bernard R
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