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Waipapa Point Lighthouse

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Historical shipwreck site & lighthouse. A great spot to encounter wildlife. 

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Waipapa Point is where New Zealand’s worst passenger shipwreck ocurred.  On 29 April 1881, 131 people lost their lives when the steamer Tararua was wrecked on a coastal reef. The Tararua underwent regular trips between Otago and Melbourne, via Bluff.

Lots of wildlife to observe. Give seals and sea lions space. Where practicable stay at least 20 m away.

Photos courtesy of Venture Southland