Lighthouse Walk

  • Walking
  • Dog Friendly

This walk leads to Castle Point Lighthouse and then onto lookouts. The views from these points give superb 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.


  • Dogs on a leash only
  • The reef is extremely dangerous, and sea conditions are unpredictable. Beware of tidal and rogue waves. 
  • You may unexpectedly encounter New Zealand fur seals within this reserve. Do not disturb or approach them.
  • There may be rockfall near Castle Rock - keep away from cliffs.

How to get here

Castlepoint is 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.

Map of Track

More information

Department of Conservation

Wairarapa NZ

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Page last updated: Jun 2, 2021, 12:09 PM