Trip Planner: South Pacific / New Zealand / South Island / Otago Region / Balclutha / Historic Sites / Nugget Point/Tokata Walks
Take in the sweeping views and abundant wildlife at Nugget Point/Tokata Walks, 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/Tokata Walks on your holiday in Balclutha, and find out what else Balclutha has to offer, use our Balclutha vacation builder.
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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... more »
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. more »
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. more »
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