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Waipapa Point Lighthouse, Invercargill
Categories: Lighthouses, Tourist Spots
Waipapa Point Lighthouse is a lighthouse located at Waipapa Point, Southland, New Zealand. It was first lit on 1 January 1884.The lighthouse was built in response to the wreck of the passenger steamer Tararua on reefs off Waipapa Point on 29 April 1881, with the loss of 131 lives. With its sibling, the retired Kaipara North Head lighthouse, this was one of the last two wooden lighthouses built in New Zealand.The lighthouse was automated and keepers withdrawn in 1975. It has been solar powered since 1988. A new LED beacon was installed externally on the balcony of the lighthouse in December 2008. Restoration work conducted in 2008 ensured it was weatherproof and secure from vandalism.Make Waipapa Point Lighthouse a part of your Invercargill vacation plans using our Invercargill trip builder.
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We visited Waipapa many times during our stay 3 year stay in NZ. It is a timeless and serene place where you can experience the eternal magic of the infinite South Pacific while just sitting on the ro... read more »
After missing out seeing sea lions driving down from the Catlins we finally got to see these creatures sunning themselves on the beach. Parking and a little walk down to the beach. Information signs a... read more »
Beautiful area. Worth stopping to see if you're on the southern scenic route. Always a few sea lions around.
I wish to visit this place.
David CuervoA magical place where we spent the night in their own campervanshow original
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