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Waipapa Point Lighthouse

Waipapa Point Road, Invercargill, New Zealand
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classic lighthouse and plenty of sea lions

part of our south coast adventure took us to this lighthouse. it was short and stout which suits... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hamish S
Melbourne, Australia
Waipapa Point Lighthouse rejuvenation

Visited the Saturday of Easter Weekend and very excited to see the Waipapa Point Lighthouse with... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
Joanne F
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Waipapa Point Road, Invercargill, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

part of our south coast adventure took us to this lighthouse. it was short and stout which suits the rugged coastline. during our walk down we saw 3 sea lions bathing in the sun. we made sure not to get too close to them, but...More

Thank Hamish S
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Visited the Saturday of Easter Weekend and very excited to see the Waipapa Point Lighthouse with scaffolding around it - hope Trip Advisor changes the pic once it is done up. Have visited before and struck it lucky and was able to climb to the...More

1  Thank Joanne F
Reviewed 21 April 2017

After a short drive down a gravel road you'll come to the lighthouse parking area, all for free of course, along with wheelchair accessible toilets. From the car park it is just a few minutes walk to the lighthouse. Interesting, yet sad, history about the...More

2  Thank Found_Lost_Key
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Wouldn't have been the southern most point of the South Island if not windy and wet, but worth the 20 minute drive from Invercargill. Good walking track from the sign post and can access by car.

Thank gran42
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Some metal roads but pretty good ones. Beaches and scenery were breathtaking. Seals onthe beach to top it all off

Thank Barry A
Reviewed 7 April 2017

It's very windy at Waipapa Point Lighthouse, but it is a very interesting place. The old lens for the light is in the Museum in Invercagill and the lighthouse is currently covered in scaffolding as a result of recent NZ earthquakes (as I understand it)....More

Thank Bluebec
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Stopped by chance but was amazed to find 4 very large and very quick sea lions in the dunes next to the lighthouse. We were able to get some fantastic photos whilst keeping a respectful distance from these wild animals. The views and the waves...More

Thank Kate R
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Situated on the rugged catlins coastline with easy road access this is a fantastic place to visit. The lighthouse itself is picture worthy but the beautiful coastline surrounds are amazing. Often there are resting sealions or seals so be careful not to disturb them. I...More

Thank 4myxtc
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Naturally the lighthouse is right at the coast and has great view of the waves breaking on the rocks. It was quite windy on my visit, so I did not stay long. Note that access is over a gravel road only.

Thank Meike V
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The lighthouse has been repainted since the photo shown. Lovely piece of history and wonderful views. Sealions sunbathe on the beach below. Sand dunex close by. Worth a stop.

Thank Rainbowclaire
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