Katiki Point Lighthouse, Moeraki 9482, Otago Region, New Zealand 

Katiki Point is the southern point of Moeraki Peninsula. Visit to view the historic Katiki Point Lighthouse, Te Raka a Hineatea Pa site, yellow-eyed penguins, and fur seals amongst other marine wildlife.

Sea birds are a feature of Katiki Point Wildlife Management Reserve, and none are more popular than the yellow-eyed penguin/hoiho and little penguin/kororā. The rock platforms below support a large colony of New Zealand fur seals/kekeno.

Katiki Point Lighthouse (built in 1878) stands on Katiki Point Historic Reserve/Te Raka-a-Hineatea. Close by is the site of the old Te Raka-a-Hineatea Pa.

The reserve is vested in Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu who manage the reserve in conjunction with Te Rūnanga o Moeraki.

From this Cretaceous sandstone and mudstone point you can take in commanding ocean and coastal views. It is a popular spot for fishing.

Epic New Zealand Culture & Adventure Route © Monika Newbound

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