Waipapa Point Lighthouse, Invercargill

4.6
#2 of 8 in Historic Sites in Southland Region
Waipapa Point Lighthouse is located in Invercargill. Take a look at our Invercargill trip planner to schedule your visit to Waipapa Point Lighthouse and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We did a huge trip around the Catlins area and this was one of the must see things on the menu. We really enjoyed our week in the area and got to see some amazing things  more »
  • This lighthouse is at the end of a couple of km of dirt track, bordering farms on both sides. There are enough carpark spaces for everyone and a good spot to hang for a bit. There is a track that lead...  more »
  • This lighthouse was built after a disaster has occurred at the end of 1800. It is a beautiful wooden lighthouse, the only one of its kind.
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  • Lovely meeting with sea lion, nice location, but no one to take care of the location when we were there (that's why the missing star).
  • A wonderful place. Had the luck of seeing sea lion from close quarters. A rare opportunity.Must see place.
  • Great place to visit and maybe see some of the wildlife
  • Nice walk and interesting lighthouse. Sea birds and sea lions on the beach sometimes.
  • Historic place with good information boards about history as well as the surrounding nature.

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Where to stay in Invercargill

Look close to the train station for budget-friendly hostels and hotels, or head east on Woodlands-Invercargill Highway for some standard, mid-range hotels. Choosing the town center is a good idea for shorter stays, with most attractions nearby and easily accessible. If you're planning an extended stay, consider one of the ranches to the north or south of the city.
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