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    Riversdale Area

    by salisbury3933 Written Jan 18, 2014

    50 odd kilometres to the east of Masterton is Riversdale, a small beachside community. The beach is patrolled in summer and it's a pleasant place to be. Plenty of people have holiday homes here. There's also a small shop there selling various stuff including takeaway meals.

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    Cape Palliser

    by salisbury3933 Updated Nov 26, 2006

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    It's far from the beaten track, and the road there is unsealed in parts, but this is one place that's well worth a visit, with the wild coastline, seals and the lighthouse.
    There are around 250 steps to the top, but it's worth the climb for the views.

    The lighthouse Coastline with seals

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    Lake Ferry

    by salisbury3933 Written Jul 2, 2006

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    Down on the South Coast is Lake ferry, where the lake meets the rugged South Coast. In the past, before the road link from Wellington to Wairarapa was put through, a ferry was used to get cars to here, from where people could drive up into the Wairarapa.

    It's quite a scenic spot, as you can see. You can also see the South Island from here.

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    Seal Colony

    by salisbury3933 Written Nov 26, 2006

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    In the area surrounding Cape Palliser, seals can be found in decent numbers. Pull up the car, and there they are.

    Seals near Cape Palliser

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