On the lookout for your next dream selfie spot? Head to this iconic lookout, where the ocean meets the sky. 

Arguably one of New Zealand’s most famous lookouts, Nugget Point is perched on a platform overlooking the sea, providing panoramic views of the area's famous “nugget” rocks. Aptly named by Captain Cook because they looked like nuggets of gold. The short walk out to Nugget Point is an easy, accessible 1.8 kilometres return trip, suitable for the whole family. Nestled beside the viewing platform is the Nugget Point Lighthouse - one of the country’s oldest. While you are unable to enter the lighthouse, you can admire its historic stone or test your counting skills between the now solarised white flashes. 

Nearby Roaring Bay is home to the hoiho - the world’s rarest yellow-eyed penguin and people have also spotted seals, Royal spoonbills, and sea lions. To explore this area and more top spots in The Catlins, take a look at our Catlins Top 10 things to do.

Distance 1.8 km return
Time 10 - 20 mins return
Difficulty Easiest: Easy access short walk (DOC)
Dog Access    No Dogs

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