Castlepoint lighthouse
Image: Chris Gin ©


Explore Castlepoint Scenic Reserve by following the boardwalk over the reef and past the lighthouse.

Track overview

Return via same track

Walking and tramping

30 min return Easiest: Short walk

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


Look out for fossil shells in the rock as you follow the boardwalk over the reef and past the lighthouse at Castlepoint Scenic Reserve.

Getting there

Castlepoint is located 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.

Know before you go

You may unexpectedly encounter New Zealand fur seals within this reserve. Do not disturb or approach them.


Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 4 384 7770
Address:   18 - 32 Manners Street
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Whakaoriori / Masterton Office
Phone:   +64 6 377 0700
Address:   220 South Road
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