Katiki Point Lighthouse, Moeraki

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. Put Katiki Point Lighthouse into our Moeraki road trip planning site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Moeraki.
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  • Wow, there were seals all over. We got down to beach around 5:30 and were able to see penguins walking around the beach. So cool  more »
  • it's a secret place to observe penguin here. do watch & search around especially under the tree. saw a colony of penguin but from far. they are small. strong wind here do walk steadily. seal do look a...  more »
  • Went down at 4.45 and braved a very cold wind. Nice track down and all well maintained. Do watch for rabbit holes. Saw one come out of the water and two already up by a nest. Gave up waiting for more ...  more »
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  • Go at sunset to see the yellow beaked penguins! Beautiful drive to get there along a semi-one lane dirt road. Okay for non 4WD.
  • A very easy walk to be with nature. The road is mostly unsealed and narrow in parts. It was a sunny day when we went there and the seals were out basking in the sun. The reserve opens at 7:30am. My husband was amazed that there were penguins up and about, literally walking in the pathway. Of course we didn't disturb them by getting in the way. We were mere spectators, respecting their space and enjoying the sun.
  • Cool place to go view penguins and seals close with out the tourist prices
  • After visiting Curio Bay and Roaring Bay we were keen to see penguins and Katiki Point was the only place we saw them. There's plenty of seals and bunnies as well, highly recommended if you want to see some wildlife.
  • Stunning views of the ocean and a great place to see sea lions, seals and the rare yellow eyed penguin

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