Nugget Point / Tokata

Nugget Point / Tokata

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Rebecka

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful place with our without animals!

Reviewed 3 months ago

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S Weslake

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic place for an easy stroll. 900m walk out to the lighthouse on a well maintained track. Heard the seals before we saw them. Absolutely stunning views. Well worth it.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Sampo Uravirta

Ranking: 7/10

Nice views and some seals.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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C Clarke

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely short walk up to the lighthouse. Was able to see seals down on the rocks below. Tracks were well signed and maintained.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Samantha Brewin

Ranking: 8/10

Well worth the walk out past the lighthouse! Great view!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Oliver Francis

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful views and incredible wildlife.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Natasha

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Seeing seals and penguins, the area of the lighthouse where you lookout to is amazing with regards to nature and wildlife.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Diego Casanova

Chile

Ranking: 10/10

Short walk to get to this beautiful lighthouse. Better to go at sunset or even for a more special right before sunrise and catch the orange sky and the sun rising behind the lighthouse.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Claire

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We went at sunset - it was stunning. Easy walk, beautiful views, lots of birds to spot!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Anna Dalby

England

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful stopover! Gorgeous location. Need a car to get there but totally worth the drive.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Anne

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Great views over the coast, saw some seals, easy walk.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Hailey S

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Took the 20-30 minute return walk to the lighthouse. Beautiful views of rock formations with lots of birds and coastal cliffs.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Luke

England

Ranking: 8/10

Delightful evening walk to the lighthouse with brilliant views. Good viewing hut to watch the penguins.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Dominique

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice little walk to a beautiful coastline. Penguin and seals on the way!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Claire

France

Ranking: 8/10

A short walk to see an amazing lighthouse and many boulders in the ocean.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Monia Sassella

Italy

Ranking: 9/10

An awesome place near the sea. You can see a very nice sunset.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in April 2016

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Lieke vol Velde

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful walk to the lighthouse, beautiful view! Must see!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Bob

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Great views of the ocean and a nice walk to the lighthouse.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Beatrice and Cyrill

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Walk to the lighthouse. Spectacular view, easy walk also for our three year old. Windy, saw some seals.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in May 2016

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Laura Munguira Vadillo

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

A short track to visit the Nugget Point Lighthouse. Very beautiful views, you can see penguins and the view at the end is wonderful.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Benedikt Maus

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Amazing view from the lighthouse. Dozens of seals playing in the sea.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Rodrigo

Italy

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome place, especially during the sunset. Incredible colour with an amazing view of the sea. You will see also sea lions.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Lothen

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely beautiful.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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A Schultz

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

You have the best view from the lighthouse - walk from the carpark.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Cori Schultz

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Extremely windy, free walk, nice easy walk. about 30 minutes return.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Clayton Hunniford

Canada

Ranking: 6/10

Not very memorable but easily accessible and rewarding view. Be on the lookout for sea life.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Stephan Ophelders

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Great spot for making beautiful pictures. It is a 15 minute walk to get to the spectacular views of the coast and the sea.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Lisa

Austria

Ranking: 7/10

Nice short walk with great views and the possibility to see seals and penguins.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Martina

Italy

Ranking: 10/10

This is the best place in Southland, 30 minute walk to a beautiful view of the ocean with a lighthouse at your back. Many seals, penguins and birds.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Mathieu Brun

France

Ranking: 10/10

A very nice walk along the cliffs and even though it can be windy, the view at the end is really gorgeous, especially during the golden hour/sunset. We enjoyed it a lot.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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Pierre and Alexandra

France

Ranking: 10/10

A fantastic view of the lighthouse and the ocean. You must do it!!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Jeroen

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Interesting viewpoint with lighthouse and rough sea. Many seals playing at sea level. Really easy walk but worth it.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Sandra

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Impressive sight! Only 900m track - 20 minute return. Lots of southern fur seals!

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Maike Santelmann

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Top view and a nice walk.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Niclas Ullno

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Nice short walk to a lighthouse, must do in the Catlins with a fantastic view.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Ronja and Lena

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very, very beautiful.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Matthias Hofer

Italy

Ranking: 10/10

Really beautiful views over the cliffs and rocks. The lighthouse looks fantastic!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Robin Sommer

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful, amazing overlooking the sea.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2015

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Emma Rochester

Ranking: 10/10

This is a beautiful walk. The view from the end point is breathtaking. Rather windy so on a cold day make sure you take a hat but it is well worth the visit. Only a short walk as well so can be done in a small amount of time.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Dianne van der Wal

Ranking: 9/10

Nice walk with 360 degree views. Many sealions too!

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Fanny DeBon

France

Ranking: 10/10

We stopped at Nugget Point where there is a DOC shed to see Yellow Eyed Penguins. It was an amazing experience to 'spy' them on the beach.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Bartlomiej Berger

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice walk to the lighthouse, fantastic coastline.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in November 2014

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Julian

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Viewpoint of the beautiful south east coast with seals.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Bill

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Good views and dolphins etc.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Tobias Gehring

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice nature and adventure.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Arthur Langlume

France

Ranking: 10/10

Watching seals relaxing on the beach.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Mirjam Betschart

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Nice view and walk!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Reto

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Nice short walk and nice bank!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Maya Bakker-deDreu

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Parking and toilets!!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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John Davis

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Nice walk you see seals.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Derek Knight

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

An amazing walk to the lighthouse where the views are lovely. I highly recommend this walk.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Nicolas Trezeguet

France

Ranking: 8/10

Short track and beautiful view, maybe a little familiar for those coming from Europe.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in December 2013

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Jeanne Moustier

France

Ranking: 10/10

Yellow- eyed penquins.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2013

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Gal Bero

Israel

Ranking: 10/10

We went to Nugget Point and Omaru Penquin Colony. In Nugget you can see them more closely but both are fun and beautiful to see.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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FlyingKiwiGirl

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent walk to the lighthouse, make sure you take binoculars to see the seals on the rocks & beach far below. Seals are also on top of the Nuggets if you look carefully.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Przemystaw Tymizyszyn

Poland

Ranking: 8/10

Great view for South coast and scenic point. At nature with sealions and penguins.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Malgorzata

Poland

Ranking: 9/10

We have seen penguins in the wildlife here.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Marie

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Such a nice walk, few people and free!

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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AnnaM

Poland

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful view - a must do whn in Catlins together with Cathedral Caves,McLean Falls and Curio Bay

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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Melvin Groenhof

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

A lovely bay where you can see dolphins etc.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Rogier Ramaker

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice view and animals but did not see penguins.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Janine Kohlgrueler

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

We have seen a penguin up close.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Jim Woodruff

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Walk to very nice lookout at Lighthouse nice and great hide to see YEP's come in from fishing.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Maxime

France

Ranking: 10/10

After a short walk, hide and see those beautiful marine birds going out to sea and to reach their nests. Lovely!

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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Lis Bon

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic! Watch the seals play in the sea below!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Meryem Buchwitz

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Saw seals and penguins.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Alex Laidlaw

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

A hide to see the yellow eyed penguins - well organised.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Sabine & Stefan

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Best ever seen!! Amazing view from an old lighthouse over the ocean. Bit further down, good view for yellow-eyed penguins.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Manuela Weber

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice place, spectacular view.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Nico Welagen

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

I think this area is not well known. Plenty of dolphins, sealions and penguins.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Michael & Janet

England

Ranking: 8/10

Great wildlife - spoonbills and seals.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Arnoldus Bergmans

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Great especially the seals.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Lesley

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful day, the highlight of our South Island tour. Absolutely spectacular view of the Nuggets and wild seas. World class scenery. Bit of a ride on the unsealed road, but worth the effort.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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John & Lorraine

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Spectacular views, well worth the walk to the lighthouse.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Tim Laurent

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Is awesome for individual wildlife spotting.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Louise van der Hyden

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Superb lighthouse on a very beautiful cliff top.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Brock Wagner

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Watching penguins.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Frank & Ruth

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Stunning views and seal watching.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Iko

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful nature.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Juergen Wolf

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great landscape.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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henriket

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome views from the lighthouse, viewing penguins from the viewing platform.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Matthys Kikke

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice views and you can spot penguins and seals if you're lucky!

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Calvin Parsons

England

Ranking: 10/10

Stunning views.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Grumbach

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Lighthouse built in 1869, short track to view seals, sealions, penguins. You experience the impressive Catlins (rocks) sea is beautiful. To go there you have to be prepared to use unsealed roads.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Julia

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great walk and great view.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Hvid

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Saw 4 Yellow Eyed penguins go ashore and dolphins and seals from path to lighthouse.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Celia Murphy

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful walk - very dramatic.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Benedict Fluthman

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Seals, fascinating nature.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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Montys

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Definitely worth the walk - we had a fantastic weather which made it even more enjoyable!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Kurt

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

A lot of seals and penguins.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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John J

Cyprus

Ranking: 8/10

Nugget Point Lighthouse

Nice good walk to the lighthouse great views of scenery + wildlife, would recommend a visit.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Jonathan Angela

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Nugget Point Lighthouse
Jaw dropping rock formations and you have a great view on the surrounding marine life (seals, seal lions). Short walk.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Elizabeth E

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Seal colony at Nugget Point.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Ian Tainsh

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Seeing the yellow eyed penguins coming out of the water in the evening was an amazing experience.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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paddywhack

Ireland

Ranking: 9/10

Stunning views along this walk especially the finale at the lighthouse. The gravel road to get there isn't the best but it isn't the worst road in the Catlins.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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OdiliaF

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Many seals, a few penguins and a nice walk by the bay.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Christian Moll

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

We take great fotos, many fur seals, not too much tourists, the way to the point is spectacular.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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T. Timmers

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

bad road.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Annette Schmitt

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Good nature , lots of animals and wildlife

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Rachel & Barak

Israel

Ranking: 10/10

Smashing views. One of the best we've seen in NZ. Also some wilderness only a few minutes walk.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Joel K

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Penguins walking over the beach (yellow eyed) Be patience.......and quiet...

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Lasse Olesen

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

See penguins and sea lions and seals around 8pm. Amazing.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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tanh

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Saw a penguin coming ashore plus dolphins!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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alasiac

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Very beautiful and unobtrusive viewing hides to watch the penguins.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Silvia Huerlimann

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

A very good short walk with a good view.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in April 2009