Lighthouse Road

Lighthouse Road

Lighthouse Road is a five km long, mostly metal road across the Moeraki Peninsula between Moeraki and Kātiki Point. The road crosses through rolling farmland with coastal views in places. Even by NZ standards, it defines the colour green, at least in spring.

At the end of the road is the Kātiki Point Lighthouse. This was built due to the high risk posed to ships by the rocks and reefs around the point, starting with an original waka in the 1300s and later European ships in the 1800s. The wooden lighthouse is eight metres high and today operates in a fully automated mode. Park near the lighthouse and follow the track to reach Kātiki Point.

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