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East Cape Lighthouse, Gisborne

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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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  • The drive out to East Cape lighthouse is an adventure in itself with washouts and roadworks and a rough road. The 800 steps are a good workout but totally worth it for the view at the top  more »
  • Took the road to the lighthouse from Te Araroa. The road is mainly gravel and very corrugated with lots of road works on the way. There is some stock on the road so some caution is required and some r...  more »
  • Beautiful view, the walk is doable by all taken at your personal pace with most of it being shaded by the trees and well worth it for the stunning view of the east cape!  more »