Castlepoint Lighthouse Sunrise Lake Ferry Sunset – Becoming Kiwi Day 5

Castlepoint Lighthouse Sunrise Lake Ferry Sunset – Becoming Kiwi Day 5

Castlepoint Lighthouse Sunrise Lake Ferry Sunset

Day 5 was one of our earliest mornings as we woke up at 4:30am to make the 60 minute drive to Castlepoint Lighthouse to watch the sunrise. The drive from Carterton to Castlepoint was a pretty crazy ride for us. There is a logging truck depot close to Castlepoint, so we had about 10-15 large semis pass us going the opposite direction that morning. The road out to Castlepoint is a narrow road, with mostly no markings and no shoulders. It did have lots of possums running across the road though. When we finally made the last turn into Castlepoint, this was the view that greeted us.

Castlepoint Lighthouse Sunrise Lake Ferry Sunset Pictures

Sunrise looking towards the Castlepoint lighthouse

Castlepoint lighthouse at sunrise

We drove out onto the beach, parked our car and walked across to the lighthouse

castlpoint lighthouse view sunrise

This was the view out to the ocean from Castlepoint Lighthouse

Castlepoint village town sunrise picture

This is the view towards the village of Castlepoint

The Castlepoint Lighthouse at sunrise

The Castlepoint Lighthouse at sunrise

castlepoint lighthouse rocks at sunrise

Sunny (and Jess) wandering the rocks around the Castlepoint Lighthouse

After catching the sunrise, we walked back to our car and had some breakfast while we watched the seagulls hunt for snacks on the beach. We then drove back to Carterton for a 2 hour nap and made some lunch. Once we were up and about again, we made our way south to Lake Ferry. We hung out on the beach there for a few hours before heading to the Lake Ferry Hotel for some fish & chips!

lake ferry beach pictures

Selfie at the Lake Ferry beach

Lake ferry hotel fish and chips

We had heard and read great things about the fish ‘n chips at the Lake Ferry Hotel, and we weren’t disappointed!

After dinner, we walked around the beach area a bit more and found some interesting driftwood to take pictures of as the sun began to set.

Lake ferry sunset driftwood beach picture

Lake Ferry at Sunset

 

Driftwood at sunset at Lake Ferry

Driftwood at sunset at Lake Ferry

Lake Ferry At Sunset driftwood beach picture

Lake Ferry At Sunset

Lake Ferry Driftwood teepee sunset

More interesting driftwood and a kind of teepee building on the beach

a picture of sunset at Lake Ferry over the rocks on the beach

Sunset at Lake Ferry

 

You can see the rest of our trip here:

Exploring Auckland – Day 1

Driving The Coromandel Peninsula – Becoming Kiwi Day 2

Bay Of Plenty The Hobbiton Movie Set – Becoming Kiwi Day 3

Hobbiton Movie Set Evening Banquet Tour

Driving Around The North Island – Becoming Kiwi Day 4

Castlepoint Lighthouse Sunrise Lake Ferry Sunset

Alpacas in New Zealand – Becoming Kiwi Day 6

Exploring Christchurch – Becoming Kiwi Days 8 & 9

Driving From Christchurch to Dunedin to Curio Bay – Becoming Kiwi Day 10

Cathedral Caves, McLean Falls, Petrified Forest – Exploring Curio Bay

Driving To Queenstown – Becoming Kiwiw Day 12

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