Waipapa Point Lighthouse, Invercargill

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#2 of 8 in Historic Sites in Southland Region
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  • The view from the lighthouse is terrific. There is a 300m walk from the car park. Huge SeaLions scrapping on the beach. Freezing cold strong wind and on the day we visited the road had been freshly co...  more »
  • Very little to view but a Wild majestic and remote place to spend time soaking up the sheer vastness of the ocean, even in bad weather!  more »
  • part of our south coast adventure took us to this lighthouse. it was short and stout which suits the rugged coastline. during our walk down we saw 3 sea lions bathing in the sun. we made sure not to g...  more »
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  • Quiet location at the end of a long dirt road. Decent view of the water, and a small chance of seeing seals on the beach below. Otherwise there's nothing around, so it may be a good spot for a picnic, but be sure to wear a windbreaker.
  • Beautiful, look for the seals and sealions. Also you can find paua shell
  • You'll loose a lot of gear if surfcasting it a good place to bring kids if you want to see a Sea lion.
  • A nice drive to a remote but interesting place.
  • Beautiful scenery. Seals were just behind us

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