Cape Saunders

Kaimata, or Cape Saunders, is the prominent headland on the Pacific Ocean coast of Muaupoko, the Otago Peninsula, in the far south-east of Aotearoa New Zealand's Te Wai Pounamu, the South Island. It is home to the Cape Saunders Lighthouse.[1]

Cape Saunders lighthouse

Captain James Cook sighted the landmark on 25 February 1770, and named it in honour of Admiral Sir Charles Saunders, under whom Cook had served in Canada in 1759.[2]


  1. ^ "Cape Saunders Lighthouse" . New Zealand Lighthouses.
  2. ^ Reed, A. H. (1947). The Story of Otago: Age of Adventure. Wellington: A. H. and A. W. Reed.

Ngāi Tahu Atlas

  • Dann, C. & Peat, N. (1989). Dunedin, North and South Otago. Wellington, NZ: GP Books. ISBN 0-477-01438-0.


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