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The Cape Egmond Lighthouse is located at the westernmost point of the Taranaki coast. It is 33 meters high. In the mid-1800s the lighthouse was built in Pimlico, London.

Best light for this picturesque lighthouse between afternoon and evening. The clouds at Mount Taranaki at the back built up before midday and may disappear in the evening. The lighthouse is open by appointment only: Historic Cape Light and Museum


Best months with less precipitation from January to April. Most rainfall from June to October with its peak in October. Mild and pleasant temps on average around 20°C from December to April. Snow and frost are not common in winter, but it gets pretty chilly around the night with temps on average around 5°C.

Mount Taranaki in the morning; first clouds build up

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