This walk leads to Castle Point Lighthouse and then onto lookouts. The views from these points give great views of the sea and of Castle Point and the Wairarapa east coast. After these lookouts you can walk down and along the cliffs that the lighthouse is on.
Castlepoint is located on Wairarapa's east coast about 1 hour's drive from Masterton. Turn right into Te Ore Ore Road on the northern outskirts of Masterton. This road becomes the Masterton Castlepoint Road and leads directly to Castlepoint Scenic Reserve.
Know before you go
You may come across New Zealand fur seals within this reserve. Do not disturb or approach them.
Source: Department of Conservation (Banner image: 'Castlepoint Beach' and Hero image: 'Castlepoint Lighthouse' by Russell Street / Creative Commons)