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Castlepoint - photos

Castlepoint Reef photo
Sunset at Castlepoin photo
Castlepoint Surf Break photo
Castlepoint Reef photo
Castlepoint Lighthouse photo
Castlepoint Beach photo
Castlepoint Lagoon photo
Castle Rock photo
Castlepoint View photo
Lighthouse Walk photo
Castlepoint View photo
Castlepoint Campsite photo
Castlepoint Beach photo
Castlepoint Beach photo
Castlepoint Beach photo
Castlepoint Beach photo
Castlepoint Beach photo
Castlepoint View photo
Castle Rock photo
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About Castlepoint

Castlepoint is located on Wairarapa's east coast, 68 kms from Masterton - the perfect distance for a day trip from Wellington. Activities are pleny here including: walks, surfing, fishing, boating, and safe swimming.

In 1770, explorer Captain James Cook named this coast, Castlepoint and a 162 metre high coastal rock as Castle Rock because it reminded him of the battlements of a castle. The main attraction of the coast however, is not this rock, but a spectacular uplifted limestone reef. Between this reef and Castle Rock is a scenic lagoon and if that wasn't enough, there is also a great beach next to the reef.

A popular walkway starts near this reef and takes you up to a lighthouse, then along the reef itself providing spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. There is also a walk up to the top of Castle Rock which gives expansive views of the bay.

Castlepoint is also the name of a small settlement here. It has one general store with a restaurant, a number of camping sites, and a nearby golf course. The nearby settlement of Riversdale offers more shops and also has a great beach.

More Photos

Castlepoint Reef photo
Viewing Platform photo
Castlepoint Reef photo
Castlepoint Rocks photo
Castlepoint Reef photo
Castlepoint Reef photo
Castlepoint Reef photo
Castlepoint Reef photo
Castlepoint Reef photo
Castlepoint Lighthouse photo
Castlepoint Lighthouse photo
Castlepoint Reef photo
Castlepoint photo
Sunset at Castlepoin photo
Sunset at Castlepoin photo
Lighthouse Walk photo
    


  

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Author & photographer: David Johnson (Virtual Oceania)


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