Waipapa Point Lighthouse, Invercargill

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#2 of 8 in Historic Sites in Southland Region
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  • This is a spot worth the short detour off the nearby road, a well maintained and presented place. Also great for easy short walk/s to stretch your legs, whilst travelling. Stop for a cuppa or picnic l...  more »
  • This is the second time we've been here! White sand beach on one side of the lighthouse; dark gold sand bay on the other side! Saw lots of seals and sea lions last time. Only one sea lion this time. B...  more »
  • Waipapa Point has unlike others I have visited is easy access. Great for the young and old and those not so able. The short, flat track makes it suitable for prams and wheelchairs . With rugged coastl...  more »
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  • From the main road, follow the signs that take you via about 4km of dirt track to a small car park. the dirt track is good enough for any vehicle. There is a toilet in the car park. From the side of the car park you can look down over the beach area and when we were there a huge Sea Lion was crashed out on the sand. Short walk up to the light house for some scenic vies of the beaches.
  • Waited a long time to come here now I can finally tick it off my list so amazing
  • Beautiful landscape, and a dramatic coastline. Seals regularly swimming around, still delightful when weather is dreary (that's most of the time)
  • Lovely spot with lighthouse & great views. Fur seals & sealions on the beach. Interesting history display available to peruse.
  • Great rugged landscape and we saw a rare yellow eyed penguin there and a sea lion

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