TARANAKI: NEW PLYMOUTH

02-Dec-14

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Cape Egmont Lighthouse

star rating of 3.5

by Chris Gaelic

Cape Rd, Cape Egmont, Opunake, Taranaki

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Stairs up to the base of the lighthouse

 

Able Tasman plaque

 

 

Cape Egmont Lighthouse has a small parking area at the coast at the end of Cape Road where self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight

 

The coastline is pretty rugged, which is the reason for the lighthouse, but it is a peaceful and quiet location with its own beauty.

 

There are stairs to the base of the lighthouse and the view across farmland to Mt Taranaki is stunning on a clear day.

 

There is a plaque commemprating the first recorded European sighting of this Cape in 1642, and his map of the area.

 

Cape Egmont Lighthouse

 

View of Mount Taranaki when driving back down Cape Rd

View of Mount Taranaki when driving back down Cape Rd

 

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