Nugget Point/Tokata Walks, Balclutha

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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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  • Extraordinary Site for its magnificent cliffs, islets, advanced capes. Beautiful colors at any time. and sea lions by the hundreds at the foot. Playing in the water, screaming, mating according to the season. One of the most beautiful sites in New Zealand (and I think I know them all). Not too frequented fortunately because of his isolation. No danger.
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  • This is a must visit site in the Catlins. It's an easy walk form the carpark, with great coastal views along the way, and impressive steep hillsides falling to the sea. The lighthouse itself provide a...  more »
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