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East Cape Lighthouse, Gisborne

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Lighthouse
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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  • 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 »
  • It is a magical place. Especially before sunrise :) Peaceful. 800 steps to get there. I won't say it's easy but it's worth it. The worst part of that trip is the horrible gravel road leading to the Ca...  more »
  • Racing up at the end of the day before the sun set, we were delighted to catch the view from the lighthouse.  more »