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East Cape Lighthouse, Gisborne

(4.6/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Have been up to the Lighthouse a few times with my grand children. Thought I was going to run out of breath everytime. A steep climb but really worth it once you get to the top. Awsome scenery. Watch ...  more »
  • We HAD to get to the lighthouse, to say we've been to the Eastern most lighthouse in NZ, however you have to be keen! The roads in are terrible - still metal/gravel for most of it, with heavy corrugat...  more »
  • this place is a detour from the gisborne highway. its 20kms of gravel road with some breathtaking views of the sea and lighhouse at a distance. there are 800+ stairs to get to the lighthouse and it is...  more »