Nugget Point, Catlins, New Zealand

Nugget Point, Catlins, New Zealand

Description: Nugget Point is one of the most iconic landforms on the Otago coast. Located at the northern end of the Catlins coast down the road from Kaka Point, this steep headland has a lighthouse at its tip, surrounded by rocky islets (The Nuggets). The point is home to many seabirds, including penguins, gannets and spoonbills, and a large breeding colony of fur seals.
The lighthouse was built in 1869 and stands 76 m above the water. It was automated in 1980.

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Keywords: Catlins, New Zealand, Kaka Point, Nugget Point, Otago, panorama, landscape, lighthouse, ocean, water, fauna

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