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Nugget Point/Tokata Walks

Esplanade Road | Catlins coastal area, Balclutha, New Zealand
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Easy nice walk

Easy 1km walk to the lighthouse. Though when driving up to parking take your time, as the road... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Perth, Australia
Exremely scenic + sea lions

We had a great drive from Dunedin, very pleased we made this trip, I understand that the road has... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
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Esplanade Road | Catlins coastal area, Balclutha, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy 1km walk to the lighthouse. Though when driving up to parking take your time, as the road thins out and twists and turns.

Thank Aussie_Traveller183
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We had a great drive from Dunedin, very pleased we made this trip, I understand that the road has only just been recently sealed all the way to the car park, a relatively easy walk from there to the lighthouse. Regrettably we did not have...More

Thank michaelz789o
Reviewed 2 June 2017

This is definitely one of the picturesque spots we came across in the South Island. First of all the driveway to Nugget Point was quite unique since the road was fairly close to the water line and the beach. You could almost get the wave...More

Thank Tobbie888
Reviewed 10 May 2017

The walk to the lighthouse is magical. One of the highlights of our trip. The surf, sun and sea all combine to make this a special spot.

Thank George k
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Such sheer magical views on both sides of the point. Great walking track to the lighthouse and was good to have informative signs,well done DOC.

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Getting there is easy. The road is now more or less entirely surfaced. The road from Kaka Point gets increasingly up and down and more winding and it narrows in places but is an easy drive. The lighthouse is 900 m from the car park....More

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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Great views and very beautiful. we spotted many seals. There is a short walk to the lighthouse and I would recommend a stop here.

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Loved this area! Thought views equal to Great Ocean Road trip we did in Australia with less distance to travel to see wonderful breathtaking views. This view of the walk to the lighthouse is one of our favourite shots we took. The day we visited...More

Thank Rme48
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This very busy tourist spot, is worth visiting in all weathers and all times of day, night. Great views and bird life. Great car park & toilets. Easy access also to Roaring Bay to see the Yellow Eyed Penguins, dawn & dusk only (do NOT...More

Thank Zavija
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This is a must see when traveling through the Catlins! It is free and the views are breathtaking. It was a sunny day and the walking path was clear and easy to follow. Although visitors are not allowed to enter the lighthouse, it was closely...More

Thank Kenna S
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19 June 2016|
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Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
Hi All easy driving with good parking well sign posted. We were in motor home. Gravel not a problem at all, enjoy!