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East Cape Lighthouse, Gisborne

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Lighthouse Tourist Spot
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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  • Well worth the journey. This place felt very special and spiritual. Presented very well by the tourist board .  more »
  • Well worth the walk up the hill 800 steps. Would be slippery when wet. Spectacular drive in, many things to see grey beaches and camp sites  more »
  • A bit off the beaten track but the road, although gravel, isn't too arduous. Parts of it are a little rough but take your time, especially past the free range horses and cows! Parking is near a farmho...  more »

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