A magical lightshow-every night from 9pm at Castlepoint. Photo credit Judy Wagg

Castlepoint has been voted one of the country's top 10 most loved beaches. Just an hour from Masterton, it's the perfect getaway, with swimming, surfing, walking trails galore and a rugged east coast vibe.

Starting from Christmas Eve, the 23m Castlepoint Lighthouse will be lit up in a stunning light display from 9pm – midnight every night. This new show will be on a 60 minute rotation featuring a range of coloured lights. Check out the live webcam feed of the lighthouse.

Fuel is available at the Whakataki Hotel 24 hours a day - pay at the pump.

Wake up by the sea! Book a bed on the Wairarapa coast.

Castlepoint highlights

Check out our stunning Wairarapa coast! Here are some shots of Castlepoint and Cape Palliser.