Castle Point Lighthouse Walk

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Drive to the end of the road, park your car, then follow the wooden walkway towards Castle Point Lighthouse.

Enjoy incredible views along the way. Even at full tide, you can still walk without getting your feet wet. Walk (carefully) around the cliff edge and admire the waves crashing below you. If you look back to the big hill you’ll see the Castlepoint Deliverance Cove Track winding its way to the top of Castle Rock.

Quick Facts about this walk

  • Location: East coast North Island, Wairarapa
  • Distance: 1.30 kms
  • Time needed: 1 Hour
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Wheelchair Access: No
  • Route: Round Trip
  • Elevation: 33m
  • Wet Feet: No
  • Toilets: Yes
  • Dogs: On a leash only
  • Mobile Coverage: Yes
  • Last Updated: November, 2019

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Points of interest along the walk​

Point 1: Castle Point Lighthouse Walk – Start

Drive to the end of the road, past the Castlepoint Store and the public toilets. You can’t miss the wooden walkway over to the lighthouse. At low tide you can walk on the sand without getting your feet wet. As you walk over the bridge, look over to your right, you will see all the fishing boats parked up on the sand waiting for high tide, go over and have a look, see how they push a 10 tone boat into the surf. The walk is very easy; the path is sealed and concerted all the way to Castle Point Lighthouse. If you are staying the night, walk to the lighthouse after sun set, you will not need a torch, but take a pair of sun glasses she is one, strong light.

Point 2: Castle Point Lighthouse Walk - Views from the top

Fantastic views from the top, look over to the 162m Castle Rock, this is where the Castlepoint Deliverance Cove Track walk goes. The views are even better from that viewpoint. The views from Castle Point Lighthouse are still stunning. To the right, you can see Castlepoint Store and the caravan park and Castle Point station which owns most of the land you can see, including the caravan park.

Point 3: Castle Point Lighthouse Walk - Cliff edge

If you consider yourself a fisher person, take a fishing rod with you, you will also need a net to pull the 12kg snapper up the 30m cliff face! You can walk around the edge of the rock, but be very careful, there is no fence. If you survive the fall the waves will crush you on the rock face, no matter how good a swimmer you are.




What sort of walking and hiking gear will you need

We’ve partnered with Macpac outdoor walking & hiking gear to bring you the very best products designed exclusively for our New Zealand climate. They’ll ship for FREE within NZ on orders over $100 (if under $100 it’s only $5). Worldwide international shipping is available except to the USA. Bulky orders will be $20.

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