Nugget Point

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Nugget Point is one of the most distinctive places on the Otago coast: a steep promontory with a lighthouse and an accumulation of rocks (the nuggets). From the viewing platform at the Nugget Point lighthouse you have a breathtaking view and can often see fur seals on the rocks directly below the lighthouse – it is best to bring binoculars. With a little luck you can also see sea lions, black shearwater, a booby breeding colony and now and then also Hector dolphins. From Nugget Point there is an easy way to Roaring Bay, where you can watch yellow-eyed penguins (best early in the morning or at sunset).
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Getting there

Cape Nugget Point is located at the northern end of the Catlins and can be reached from the settlement of Kaka Point via an approximately 9 kilometer long coastal road, the Nugget Point Road. A 15-minute walk from the parking lot takes you to the lighthouse.

Tip: To explore the south of New Zealand, you should not use Highway 1, but the Southern Scenic Route. This route takes longer, but the scenery is much more beautiful!

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A free parking space is available.
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Nugget Point

Nugget Point Road 
 Catlins - Neuseeland
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Angela Bach 
Updated: August 20, 2019

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