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From Cape Reinga at the top of the North Island to Waipapa Point in the South, we have 23 historic lighthouses dotted across the country. Get out and explore some of New Zealand’s most beautiful and rugged coastline vistas.

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Easter weekend saw DOC ranger, Nina Mercer, head off with her family to Holdsworth Campsite, in the foothills of Tararua Forest Park.

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Today’s photo of the week was taken at Taiaroa Head/Pukekura—located on the end of the Otago Peninsula.

Taiaroa Head, Otago.

With nearly 10,000 seabirds residing on Taiaroa Head/Pukekuraincluding the only mainland colony of albatross in the Southern Hemispherethe wildlife viewing opportunities here are immense.

The area is also home to a historic lighthouse (1864) and a number of spectacular coastal walks.