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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  • Katiki Point Lighthouse is one of our favourite spots to visit every time we come to Moeraki. The wildlife that you can see on any given day is variable. Although seals will always be part of the mix,...  more »
  • It's worth it. Special relaxation, and the opportunity to get close to animals (not too close to disturb them). There's a keeper at the door collecting money for these lovely animals.
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  • There are very few places left in NZ to view the rarest penguin in the world - but this is one of them. With a declining population of around 3,000 (most of those in or near Antarctica), there are onl...  more »
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  • Perfect spot for wildlife lovers!! We saw a couple yellow eyed penguins, one really close in the bush next to the path. Lots of seals and sea gulls including chicks. This is probably one of the best places we’ve been to so far on South Island for wildlife watching. The place was open from 7:30am -7:30pm when we went in Dec 2017.
  • One of the place to spot wild penguin in NZ! We were waiting for penguin, but instead we were greet by wild seals. We were amazed because we could stand at very close range yet they didn't manage to run or attack us (scary!). It was unforgettable moment! Would visit NZ again and ofcourse visit this wonderfull place again! Note: for your safety, do not touch or feed any wild life appears here. Have fun, cheers!
  • Great place for spotting sea lions from very close. And also for yellow-eyed pinguïns. We loved it! It is for free but a donation is appreciated
  • Traverse past the sandy, hilly road and start your adventure past the lighthouse. After a short trek away awaits flocks of gulls and lazy seals basking in the sun (or wind). Truly a sight to behold and well worth the seemingly agonising drive to the modest lighthouse.
  • Beautiful spot. We went in the afternoon and saw a couple of penguins sitting about, presumably most were out at sea. Plenty of seals too.

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