Castlepoint

Castlepoint Lighthouse

Castlepoint has been voted one of the country's top 10 most loved beaches. Just an hour from Masterton, it's the perfect getaway, with swimming, surfing, walking trails galore and a rugged east coast vibe.

Fuel is available at the Whakataki Hotel 24 hours a day - pay at the pump.

Wake up by the sea! Book a bed on the Wairarapa coast.

Castlepoint highlights

Things to do nearby

  • Cycle the Rahui Coastal Loop for 65km over tar sealed and gravel roads, coastal cruising and native bush, and of course some hills, with a night in the country and a night at Castlepoint.
  • Don't forget to stop at Rewanui Forest Park on your way to Castlepoint (it's just before the Riversdale turn-off) - a series of of loop walks through a 334 hectare farm, taking in native bush and pine forest. 
  • Visit Tinui Food Forest, one of the largest and most established food forests in New Zealand with hundreds of varieties of fruit and nut trees, berries, herbs, climbers and flowers.

Check out our stunning Wairarapa coast! Here are some shots of Castlepoint and Cape Palliser.