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East Cape Lighthouse, Gisborne
Categories: Lighthouses, Tourist Spots
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. Use our Gisborne vacation planner to add East Cape Lighthouse and other attractions to your Gisborne vacation plans.
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Visited the East Cape lighthouse on a Sunday, in October. Very little traffic, think we were lucky. The lighthouse is approximately 20kms from Te Araroa township. Enter the township and look for the s... read more »
The road out there is an adventure in itself. We travelled after three days of heavy rain, there were multiple slips, in several places the road is only wide enough for one car. Half of it is unsealed... read more »
The road in was fine for a relatively larger motor home and there was good parking when we went although may get busy during peak season.
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