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Pouto

Northland

Head up to the old Pouto lighthouse - a bucket list item for any Kiwi who loves beach driving!

A lighthouse was built at North Head in 1884. The customs office was shifted to Te Kōpuru in 1903. The lighthouse was automated in 1947, and closed in the mid 1950s. The structure still exists and was renovated in 1982–84

The beach can be tricky - there are patches of very soft sand where you wouldn't expect them.

Keep an eye on the tides when in this area, it'd be easy to get caught out.

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