Tuhawaiki (Jack’s) Point


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Track Description

This walk follows the coast past the historic (1) Tuhawaiki (Jack's) Point lighthouse, and offers spectacular coastal views.

You can walk, run or bike and it's also dog friendly. Please ensure any dogs are under control as you may see penguins and seals on the rocky beach.

You can start at either the Scarborough or Ellis Rd end. There is more car parking space at the Ellis Rd end. About half way, you’ll find the Tuhawaiki (Jack's) Point lighthouse.  The lighthouse was constructed on site in 1903 by the Timaru harbour board. It was built to overcome the ineffectiveness of the harbour light. The lighthouse originally resided on Somes Island in 1866.

It's a 5km return trip if you walk to either end, or just walk out to the lighthouse and back for a shorter stroll.

Getting there

From Timaru city, head south along SH1. The track can be accessed from either Scarborough Road or Ellis Road which directly off the state highway.

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