Manukau Heads Lighthouse, Auckland

4.6
Take in the spectacular views of Manukau Harbor from Manukau Heads Lighthouse, dating back to 1874. Lighthouses are typically difficult to reach in New Zealand, but visitors can park near this attraction and take a short set of stairs to the site. The wooden lighthouse was rebuilt in 2006 using pieces from the original structure. Bring your camera for amazing photo ops, and be sure to search the waters directly below, where the rare Maui's dolphin takes refuge. Consider leaving a donation to the lighthouse for maintenance fees. To visit Manukau Heads Lighthouse on your holiday in Auckland, and find out what else Auckland has to offer, use our Auckland.
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  • extraordinary view with a secure footpath to get to the lighthouse, decent drive from South Auckland with outlooking views, perfect drive for tourists to stop over and take photos  more »
  • This is another lovely place we went on our Christmas holiday. It is an hour and a half to two hours direct from Auckland to get there so it is a bit of a drive. However, it is worth it for the...  more »
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  • Good little bit history available. Good views and the coffee and ice-cream lady arrived with eftpos available, awesome ice-cream and cookies... great on little surprise on a hot sunny day.
  • WOW! This place really blew my mind away. What a stunning stunning view! A must visit. Go up the lighthouse if you get a chance when it's allowed to. The view will blow you away. It felt like the open sea leads to the Grey Havens (LOTR reference). It is heartwarming and moving. Wonderful experience. Unforgettable.

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