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East Cape Lighthouse

East Cape Road, 4087, New Zealand
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Had always wanted to go here. Was visiting family in Opotiki and they took us for a drive around... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paeroa, New Zealand
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A Must Do On the East Cape

We found the road not too bad; do bear in mind that we are New Zealanders and used to narrow gravel... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ross T
Hamilton, New Zealand
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“te araroa” (28 reviews)
“gravel road” (26 reviews)
“steep climb” (12 reviews)
East Cape Road, 4087, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had always wanted to go here. Was visiting family in Opotiki and they took us for a drive around the East Coast. A beautiful spring day definitely was a bonus. I have had major surgery about 10 months ago so was a bit apprehensive about...More

Thank Ganeli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found the road not too bad; do bear in mind that we are New Zealanders and used to narrow gravel roads. The climb up the steps was easier then we expected. The views from the top are brilliant and the lighthouse itself is in...More

Thank Ross T
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The road to the East Cape is bumpy some parts not sealed but just take your time as the scenery is worth it. There are unspoilt beaches, rolling hills and farms, we also saw many seals enjoying the beach, locals are friendly on the road...More

1  Thank Regina d
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

East Cape Lighthouse is located on the eastern most tip of New Zealand, is the most easterly lighthouse in the world and about 20 minutes drive from Te Araroa. Te Araroa itself is a 2 hour drive north of Gisborne. We visited the lighthouse on...More

1  Thank Ieme d
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

After the 21km drive over some gravel roads almost missed the signs to the walk. 800 steps will take you to the Lighthouse which will not disappoint the view is awesome.

Thank Dianne T
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Pretty cool to check out the Eastern lighthouse in the World! Had the chance to do the walk while I was travelling with Stray hop on hop off bus to explore this remote area of NZ. Beautiful views from up there!

Thank Tarek-Terry S
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Well worth the journey. This place felt very special and spiritual. Presented very well by the tourist board .

Thank 4589712j
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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Well worth the walk up the hill 800 steps. Would be slippery when wet. Spectacular drive in, many things to see grey beaches and camp sites

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

A bit off the beaten track but the road, although gravel, isn't too arduous. Parts of it are a little rough but take your time, especially past the free range horses and cows! Parking is near a farmhouse and then a steep climb up too...More

Thank Dannel
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

It is a magical place. Especially before sunrise :) Peaceful. 800 steps to get there. I won't say it's easy but it's worth it. The worst part of that trip is the horrible gravel road leading to the Cape. If your car isn't in a...More

Thank Delicjaaa
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Angela M
8 October 2017|
Response from Ross T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, if you drove carefully.
Angela M
22 February 2017|
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Response from DP2610 | Reviewed this property |
No tours that I'm aware of. It's not a place tourists visit often due to long drive - only 1% of all tourists drive the coast road from Opotiki to Te Araroa where road to lighthouse is. The single lane road in is narrow and... More