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Nugget Point, Balclutha

(4.9/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Take in the sweeping views and abundant wildlife at Nugget Point, an iconic landmark on the Catlins coastline. Enjoy the easy walk out to the stout lighthouse, built in 1869 to protect ships from the rocky islets--or nuggets--which give the promontory its name. Take a short walk out to neighboring Roaring Bay to visit the bird blind, from which you can watch for penguins, gannets, and spoonbills. Fur seals frequent the waters around the point, as do sea lions and elephant seals, and if you're lucky you might catch sight of a passing dolphin, orca, or humpback whale. To visit Nugget Point on your holiday in Balclutha, and find out what else Balclutha has to offer, use our Balclutha vacation builder.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Got there early in the morning (06:20) 8 penguins also swim and seen 3 penguins coming back late afternoon. The Lighthouse is also absolutely worth seeing.
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  • 如果从1号公路行驶到努盖特角,在巴尔克路萨就要往南走Owaka Hwy,到Kaka Point Rd左转,沿着Kaka Point Rd,经过Kaka角,再往前开10公里左右就到了努盖特角。需要将车停在停车场然后走上去,从停车场走到灯塔大约1公里左右,路上会有指示牌,而且远远的就能看见灯塔,只有一条路,不会走错。无论是远看,还是在灯塔下的观景台,都很美。往下看,还能看见海豹,因为离得远,所以像小黑...  more »
  • We went there to see the "yellow eye Penguin". It's fantastic made with a small house (the Penguins are very shy animals) has a great view on the penguins. There needs be something the penguins geduld...denn single back if they are "vollgefresse". This wait worth it!
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  • Incredible view. Go beyond the lighthouse and get amazing shots standing on top of last hill! Stunning!
  • Incredible view. Take some binoculars and you'll see seals everywhere! You can see them clearly below without binoculars in many places.
  • Beautiful place! Scenic road from Kaka point to Nugget Point. Stunning view from the lighthouse and great atmosphere due to all the seabirds and the seals you can see on the rocks in the ocean. To see details of the wildlife you should bring binoculars.
  • Great views after a 900m walk over a very good quality walking track. Make sure your camera is ready to go for the great views.
  • Beautiful place! Scenic road from Kaka point to Nugget Point. Stunning view from the lighthouse and great atmosphere due to all the seabirds and the seals you can see on the rocks in the ocean. To see details of the wildlife you should bring binoculars.