We left Gay's on Monday morning and headed to a place called Castlepoint. We had been told to visit it before, but had somehow missed it on our first go round.
After a long drive we finally arrived.
It had rained all morning on our drive down and it was still raining heavily but with the promise of the skies clearing we had lunch and decided to wait it out.
Unlike many lighthouses is New Zealand, this one appears more like a traditional lighthouse, mostly because it is more than 2 metres high!
At a break in the rain, shortly after lunch we decided to risk it, and started walking towards the lighthouse.
The rain came back with vengeance along with a strong wind, but it was nothing worse than you would get on Anglesey, so I was quite happy to keep going.
We were told that it would be beautiful, and although it doesn't compare to a lot of places around New Zealand. Castlepoint is spectacular in its own right.
We climbed up to the top of the walkway, but because of the weather we didn't dare continue down the pathway onto the cliffs. even just climbing up the boardwalk we were holding on tightly to the handrail.
Afterwards we had along drive back to a place for Greytown where we were staying for the night.
Next Time - Our final day in New Zealand and our flight to Melbourne
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