Trip Planner: South Pacific / New Zealand / South Island / Otago Region / Balclutha / Nugget Point/Tokata Walks
Take in the sweeping views and abundant wildlife at Nugget Point/Tokata Walks, an iconic landmark on the Catlins coastline. Enjoy the easy walk out to the stout lighthouse, built in 1869 to protect ships from the rocky islets--or nuggets--which give the promontory its name. Take a short walk out to neighboring Roaring Bay to visit the bird blind, from which you can watch for penguins, gannets, and spoonbills. Fur seals frequent the waters around the point, as do sea lions and elephant seals, and if you're lucky you might catch sight of a passing dolphin, orca, or humpback whale. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Balclutha holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Nugget Point/Tokata Walks and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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The walk to the lighthouse from the carpark offered great views but from the viewing platform at the lighthouse the views were absolutely stunning in spite of the weather not being the best on the day... more »
Worth the drive off the beaten trek for this. Stunning views. Note the limited car parking and likely to be hectic during peak season more »
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