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Address: Masterton Castlepoint Road | Jetty Road, Castlepoint Scenic Reserve, Castlepoint, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 6-377 0700
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Still the best view in North Island

Very lovely especially in summer. The steps to the lighthouse is worth the view. You can go fishing and camping in the area. But just one thing though, poor toilet facilities!

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dorothy G
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very lovely especially in summer. The steps to the lighthouse is worth the view. You can go fishing and camping in the area. But just one thing though, poor toilet facilities!

Thank Dorothy G
Hervey Bay, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular scenery . Good photo opportunities. May be hard to get to on high tide. If you like lighthouses you would not be disappointed.

Thank Darrel59230
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

A nice cheerful walk up to the lighthouse, with some pretty spectacular views over the ocean and rocks.

Thank Amanda R
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

About an hour away from Masterton is the beautiful coastal town of Castlepoint. A holiday town full of sun seekers, swimmers, fishers and boaties. The walk up to the lighthouse isn't recommended for those with bad knees - it's quite steep in places - but it's easy enough for most people to get to the top and the view is... More 

Thank dae11
Wairarapa, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

A reasonably easy walk up to the lighthouse with stunning views. The visit I had was at sunrise watching the sun roll out over the settlement and the fishing boats leaving the beach - absolutely stunning and breath taking.

Thank Dianna1960
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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375 reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

We chose Castlepoint as the finale of our NZ holiday and it was superb. Its just a lovely peaceful place with lovely walks around the lighthouse area. Theres a lovely beach area (pity about the motorbikes on it!) and you could walk and walk and walk. Right up by the lighthouse the views are simply stunning in all directions. Good... More 

Thank Colin S
Ossett, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 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.

Thank Thomas44_14
Wairarapa, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

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.

Thank 1kiwichic
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 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 

Thank hayleym122
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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48 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

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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