East Cape Lighthouse, Gisborne Region

Ponder New Zealand's maritime heritage at East Cape Lighthouse, a historical cylindrical tower standing proudly above East Cape. Climb up the 700 steps to reach its base, gaze out over the coastline it watches over, and imagine a time before modern nautical technology. You can stand directly beneath the tower and take in the panoramic view that it affords, but note that access to the lighthouse itself is not available to the public. To visit East Cape Lighthouse and get the most from your holiday in Te Araroa, create itinerary details personal to you using our Te Araroa online sightseeing planner .
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  • October 3, 2017
    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 ...  more »
  • September 6, 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 be...  more »
  • August 30, 2017
    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...  more »
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  • October 11, 2017
    The walk up to the lighthouse is easy enough for being around 800 steps, with public toilets located at the bottom. The only downside is the long gravel road leading out to the cape and the lack of any campgrounds close to the lighthouse.

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