Tutukaka Lighthouse Walkway Hike

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The Tutukaka Lighthouse Walkway is an easy walk with beautiful coastal views of Northland, north of Auckland. We enjoyed this little walk, especially since we had just camped in our van in one of the bays that you can see from the lighthouse at the top of Kukutauwhao Island.

The lighthouse itself is not impressive; it's a modern one that is not photogenic in the slightest. It's okay though - the views are worth it!

TUTUKAKA LIGHTHOUSE WALKWAY HIKE DETAILS

When: year-round

Where: Tutukaka, on the coast near Whangārei

Difficulty: easy

Length: 1 hour return for the 2km loop

Directions: from the parking lot, follow the track to the wooden steps which take you down to the beach. This track cannot be completed during high tide or during rough sea conditions. Cross the beach (there's caves to explore here, too!) and then climb up the path to the top of Kukutauwhao Island. After rain, this part can be quite muddy.

Bathrooms: no

Public Transit: no

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View towards Kukutauwhao Island

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Heading down the steps

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Exploring the beach

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Shell hunter spotted!

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View from Tutukaka Lighthouse

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