Nugget Point is known for its distinctive landform and an iconic lighthouse at its tip. Located on the Otago coast of the South Island of New Zealand, it got its name from the rocky islets (The Nuggets) circling the point. The lighthouse was built between 1869 and 1870. In the beginning lighted by an oil lamp, nowadays ships are warned through the light of a LED beacon. Nugget Point is also home to seabirds, penguins and seals.