28Sept18. Great walk up. Very windy when we were there. Walked up in the evening for sunset then next morning for sunrise, an early start, but not alone.
Beautiful place. We did a nice walk.
Make sure you see the sunrise there! It is amazing.
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Stunning, stunning, stunning!! The ridge walk loop from the lighthouse carpark to Castlerock and back along the beach is one of the best we have done in the North Island.
Excellent location, very remote and nobody there. Beautiful view from the lighthouse and good track up the hill beside it. Also seals.
A good beach always good surfing too.
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A beautiful place! We did a nice walk to the Rock. No restaurants, just one small shop/cafe.
We woke up early with the sunrise and it was an amazing view.
It is a bit longer drive from the highway but it is definitely worth it. The beach, the lighthouse and the breath-taking cliffs are awesome. Climbing on Castlepoint Rock offers an incredible view over the bay and the best thing: you are away from the masses of tourists!
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Lovely spot, good walks, scenic lighthouse, good adventure to the cave past the seals and waves. Pretty unique geographical feature, wish I had a surfboard.
Stella and Merle
Seals, beaches, caves, a lighthouse, sea lions and a very windy walk to Castlepoint - amazing! The long way was definitely worth it.
In my opinion the most beautiful lighthouse in the North Island! First you will have to walk on a beach (make sure it is low tide!). The lighthouse itself and its surrounding are just beautiful. The drive from Masterton takes about 1hr, easy drive.
Beautiful beach and walk and cave.
Walks, exploration and big seals at the entrance of the lighthouse cave, very beautiful place with a lot to do.
My favourite spot in the south of the North Island. The lighthouse and the cove and the beach are just awesome. A free overnight car park as well to enjoy the twilight and the sunset.
Mike and Caroline
We went in the pouring rain and it was great fun. The wind was so strong! Great sea views well worth a walk, only takes 30 min return max. Be careful if it is bad weather you don't get stuck on the lighthouse side!
Look the sunshine on the lighthouse is wonderful.
A great location.
Walk to the hill opposite the lighthouse and climb it to get a very nice view. Explore the beach 10 mins drive from Castlepoint (North). You will find a vertical rock beach.