Castlepoint Lighthouse Centennial

One Hundred Years On …
15 - 17 February 2013

13 - 16 February

Palliser Lighthouse to Castlepoint Lighthouse Riders Cavalcade
Wednesday morning – ride out from Cape Palliser lighthouse
Thursday morning – ride out from the Barghs near Te Awaiti
Friday morning – ride out from Glenburn Station
Saturday morning (early) –ride out from Riversdale (crossing Whareama river) and into Castlepoint settlement by early afternoon
Contact person for this event is Joe Brown 06 372 3809 or ‘’

Friday 15 February 2013

Evening: Light Display on Lighthouse (after dark)

Saturday 16 February 2013

10 am – Reunion of Former Lighthouse keepers and their families
11 am – one – two hour guided tour of the DoC Reserve with Gary Foster – Learn about the geology, dune ecology & more
12 noon – 5 pm – Lighthouse open to the public
Early PM – Cavalcade horses riding into Castlepoint from the South
7 pm – Celebration in the Old CP Woolshed ($15 single/$25 double), supper provided, cash bar, music, great stories, displays…
Tickets from Jenny Balfour - 06 372 6806 or ‘’
Light Display on Castlepoint Lighthouse (after dark)

Sunday 17 February 2013

7:45 am – Buses leave from Tranzit (Masterton) to go through Castlepoint Station. Buses return to Masterton @ 6:30 pm ($25 for coach only)
Tickets available from Tranzit – 06 370 6600
9:30 – 11:30 am – Castlepoint Station open for drive through from the south OK for 2WD vehicles, sign posted from the Riversdale turnoff ($10/car donation requested - half to help cover event costs, half to Peter Laing Trust)
10 am – 5 pm – Lighthouse open to visitors
Throughout the day – Live Music, sheep shearing, & working dog demonstrations.
Also, wheelwright demonstration by Greg Lang
Old photos and memorabilia on display in St Peter’s Church
Commentary by former lighthouse keepers, & others
Food and drink will be available for purchase
There will be some stalls selling ‘lighthouse’ items
$40 Helicopter rides around Castle Rock and the Lighthouse
11 am – One to two hour guided tour of the DoC Reserve with DoC staff – Learn about the geology, dune ecology & more
1:00 pm – Book launch of ‘A Beam of Bright Light’ a children’s book about the Castlepoint Lighthouse written by Ali Foster
1:30 pm – Prize giving for children’s art competition
2:00 – 3:30 pm – Sand Castle Competition, Mass Kite Flying and Big Dig in the Basin
3:30 pm – Some Cavalcade Riders, riding their horses down the beach
4:00 pm – Sheep being mustered down the beach by Castlepoint Station staff on their horses and working with their mustering dogs


Plus much, much more!!!!!

For further information please ring John Keen 027 666 1931


Climbing lighthouse Shearing competition

Droving sheep on the beach

model building competition flyer