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Katiki Point Lighthouse, Moeraki

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Visit the southern point of Moeraki Peninsula at Katiki Point Lighthouse, home to fur seals and yellow-eyed penguins. Take a tour of the historical lighthouse that dates from 1878 and enjoy the magnificent coastal views. Enter a reserve and view a breeding site for yellow-eyed penguins from a bird hide, where you can observe with disturbing the animals. Remember to keep noise to a minimum and remain off the beach. Keep your eyes peeled for native fur seals, too, which laze on rocky platforms around the coast. If you go to fish, be sure to use the designated coastal access point. Add Katiki Point Lighthouse and other attractions to your Moeraki trip itinerary using our Moeraki trip itinerary maker.
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  • After entering the carpark and gazing at the beautiful old lighthouse in front of you, it's lovely 15 minute walk down to see the penguins and the seals and the beautiful golden sands. You'll also see...  more »
  • We went during the day so we weren't able to see any animals. It takes about fifteen minutes on a dirt road. I would say go if you have time but don't go out of your way to go.  more »
  • Sealions, seals, penguins and gulls all easily viewed on a small peninsula. This small site has gravel road access, and car parking for about 9 vehicles. Track to view wildlife is ok in shoes. The clo...  more »
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  • Long drive on very bumpy gravel road away from the main road to get here, has a toilet facility. We took the right path as others suggested, but didn't get to see any penguin. Perhaps because of the timing. Beautiful shore, seen few seals sun bathing along the way.
  • Yellow eyed penguins, seals and rabbits everywhere. Incredible place to see wildlife and a must stop location on the drive up the coast (if you like penguins)
  • Don't miss that beautiful place, lots of seals and Yellow-eyed penguins to see in a wild. The hours are limited.
  • Most amazing place! Seals and pinguines for free!
  • It was the best place to see penguin and sea lions on the wild for Free.