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Nugget Point/Tokata Walks

Esplanade Road | Catlins coastal area, Balclutha, New Zealand
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Sensational views

An easy walk out to the lighthouse for sensational views. You can also see seals on the way. Plenty... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gold Coast, Australia
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Nugget point

Worth the detour off the scenic route. Every thing that I expected plus a lot of seals on the rocks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Esplanade Road | Catlins coastal area, Balclutha, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An easy walk out to the lighthouse for sensational views. You can also see seals on the way. Plenty of areas to take photos of the area. Enviro toilets are available in the car park area.

Thank Luxgb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the detour off the scenic route. Every thing that I expected plus a lot of seals on the rocks with there pups. Very good scenery on a clear day

Thank Dean690
Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to the lighthouse at Nugget Point is a definite highlight of visiting the Catlins Coast. It is accessed by a narrow windy road passing through spectacular coastline and farm scenery. It is a short / uneven walk to the lighthouse where you can...More

Thank Mewett_Family
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited 4 time in January and each time some thing new and different from the scenery to wildlife.. The misty costal vistas. clouds of spotted shags feeding Spoonbills building nests Seal and even a seal lion resting on the rocks.... recommend time spent is...More

Thank birdman222015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of a few key Catlins landmarks that you really shouldn't miss on your travels through the region. Check for the right times to see the penguins while you're out here, especially if you will be about later in the day. Prepare for a little...More

Thank Rod D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very impressive place. Put the selfie stick down for a bit and listen to the thundering surf and the power of nature.

Thank HappyFunJoy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live locally and this is a favourite place to take visitors. A lovely daytime scenic walk. Go for dinner to The Point cafe in Kaka Point and come back just before dusk to see the yellow-eyed penguins arrive in. A great day out.

Thank _cardacs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing views, after a fairly short (10 min?) and easy walk. You have to keep an eye on young ones, it it wide but pretty steep! You can see some seals on the rocky beaches left and right. There are toilets at the start. Well...More

Thank leuschf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place for the photo album. We took about 20 mins to walk up the slope. It was manageable and worth the climb. Very windy but we had clear blue sky. Worth a visit.

Thank Ooooooopooooooooo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding views and a real highlight of the catlins. The best thing is you could see seals swimming etc in the ocean. Very good. Please note the walk is not far but is up hill.

Thank Praxmeyer
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19 June 2016|
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Response from Allan O | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We drove from Balclutha so I can't help regards approach from Dunedin. The gravel road we travelled on wouldn't have been more than 3 or 4 kilometres at the most. As gravel roads go i would say that it was pretty good... More