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Nugget Point/Tokata Walks, Balclutha

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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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  • We stayed the night in good weather, magnificent view! On the way out we saw a "stop" to see 500 m below of the "yellow-eyed penguins" (the Penguin the + rare in the world). In March: Go before 07:00 or after 16:00 (depending on the Panel). We were lucky to see one around 19:00.
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  • A bit of a drive to the car park and a walk after that but well worth it. Be sure to do it if you are in the area.  more »
  • The road to s go is very beautiful, is only the beginning, then we arrive at a parking lot from a 900 m easy walk to get to the lighthouse a scenery of great beauty has every moment then has half way cry of baby seals actually below are playing in small natural pools arrived at the lighthouse a great view on the nuggets and surroundings just a recommendation attention to people living with dizziness some places may destabilize you
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