The Nugget Point lighthouse is a must see if you are visiting the Catlins.
Nugget Point is also home to sea lions, sooty shearwaters, shags, yellow-eyed penguins, spoonbills and a breeding colony of gannets. Occasionally, elephant and leopard seals visit the area. If you watch the water for a while, you might see Hector’s dolphins.
Just below the main car park is the Roaring Bay car park. From here it’s a short walk to the lookout and hide, where you can wait for yellow-eyed penguins. Early morning or sunset are the best times for viewing.
How to get there;
From Balclutha follow the road to Kaka Point, then on to Nugget Point, it’s well sign posted. The road is gravel for the last few kilometres but I heard there are plans to seal the road which considering the traffic is a very good idea!
Nugget Point Lighthouse