Perched high above the rugged shoreline of Cape Palliser, the Cape Palliser lighthouse in one of the more remote lighthouse on the North Island of New Zealand.
Built in the late 1897, the original access to the lighthouse was a dirt track up a 58 metre-high cliff. This was a dangerous walk for the keepers, especially in stormy weather. In 1912 a set of 258 steps were built up to the tower, which provided the keepers with much safer access, although still a physically demanding walk.
Today the lighthouse is one of the last two remaining beam lighthouse in New Zealand, and a great location for scenic views and photos opportunities once you've managed to climb all those steps to the top!