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A nice stop.

This is a good place to stop when doing the Surf Highway. It’s just a few kilometres off the main... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2018
Hamilton, New Zealand
via mobile
A lovely lighthouse

A bit of a drive to get to but worth it. A very nice lighthouse which you can climb up to the top... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
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377-379 Cape Rd, Pungarehu 4685, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We arrived as sun setting. Been a huge amount of rain too. Followed coast up from Ohakune and decided to make the effort to visit. We git some fantastic photos and the harsh Westcoast line lived up to it's name. Worth the visit. Not far...More

Thank Jodee R
Reviewed 2 April 2018

I was disappointed to drive that far for: - an inaccessible lighthouse. Seems to be on private fenced land. - an inaccessible beach below. The last stretch of road is not bad, good tar seal, but very narrow. Watch out for oncoming traffic!

Thank pascale_delos
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

This is a good place to stop when doing the Surf Highway. It’s just a few kilometres off the main road, an easy walk and good views to both the lighthouse and of the ocean.

Thank DaveDogNZ
Reviewed 4 March 2018

A bit of a drive to get to but worth it. A very nice lighthouse which you can climb up to the top for a gold coin donation and inside as you climb up interesting facts are written on the walls, nice view from the...More

Thank kiwimeggles
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Have lived in Taranaki region for many years without visiting this....finally made the journey this summer. Easy drive, average scenery I guess - probably more enjoyable for tourists. The smaller lighthouse was shut when we went, but the kids played on the playground and we...More

Thank Jody172
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Beautiful lighthouse, a bit of drive to get there, but well worth it, the surrounding landscapes were just as beautiful.... a must do when you're in the vicinity

Thank phlatohi
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Came by this by chance and took the opportunity to climb the steps and learn about the lighthouse. Very informative.

Thank Explore1995
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

There are 2 lighthouses here. One has been there since the year 2000 and you can go inside, climb fight to the top. If you pay $2 you can operate the light up top. The other lighthouse has a bright red door and is very...More

1  Thank nzandreanz
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I'm confused by the previous reviews which said you cannot get to the lighthouse. We had no problem, just up a very short driveway and then up the stairs. No access to the inside as it is still a commissioned lighthouse. It started shinning in...More

Thank Lyndaanne16
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Came across this as I was looking for surf and found it to be a nice place to view the coast. It is well looked after and a good representation of lighthouses of its time

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