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Introduction

The two possible routes on this Castlepoint walk offer spectacular views as you climb above the lagoon along the boundary track to the base of Castle Rock.

Track overview

Return via same track

Walking and tramping

1 hr 30 min return Easy: Walking track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Description

View of Castle Rock from the Deliverance Cove Track.
View of Castle Rock from the
Deliverance Cove Track

Castlepoint was named in 1770 by Captain Cook who was struck by the similarities of Castle Rock to the battlements of a castle.

Walk through the pines above the lagoon at Castlepoint Scenic Reserve and follow the reserve boundary to the base of Castle Rock. Alternatively walk south along the lagoon edge and follow the track up through coastal grassland to meet the boundary track at the saddle. You'll be rewarded with spectacular views.

Getting there

Castlepoint is located on Wairarapa's east coast about 1 hour's drive from Masterton. Turn right into Te Ore Ore Road on the northern outskirts of Masterton. This road becomes the Masterton Castlepoint Road and leads directly to Castlepoint Scenic Reserve.

Contacts

Pōneke / Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 4 384 7770
Address:   18 Manners Street
Wellington
Email:   wellingtonvc@doc.govt.nz
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Whakaoriori / Masterton Office
Phone:      +64 6 377 0700
Email:   masterton@doc.govt.nz
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