Castlepoint

East Coast - East of Masterton
Castlepoint, Wellington
Castlepoint - named by Captain Cook in 1770 is a popular holiday place with spectacular views. Walk to the lighthouse or view the panorama from Castle Rock. See the full walk descriptions on a signboard at the carpark.

Look for birds: -
DOC says "Frequently visited by several species of dolphin, as well as fur seals, and occasionally small whale species, the reserve is also home to numerous sea birds. White-fronted terns, red-billed gulls, and black shags inhabit the south end of the reef, and reef herons and black-backed gulls nest on the sheer cliffs of Castle Rock."

Once a year, in March, depending on the state of the tide, Castlepoint beach is the venue for a long-established horse racing meeting.

Whareama Coastal Walk, link below, is not at Castlepoint but near here. It is a way to get a full Coastal tramping experience on the South Wairarapa Coast.
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  • Lighthouse - Another View
    Lighthouse - Another View
  • Castlepoint Lighthouse
    Castlepoint Lighthouse
  • Street map
    Street map
  • Castlepoint Location
    Castlepoint Location
  • View of the Castle Rock and Lagoon
    View of the Castle Rock and Lagoon
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