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Manukau Heads Lighthouse

Awhitu Peninsula | South side of the Manukau Heads, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-235 1458
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Awhitu Peninsula | South side of the Manukau Heads, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-235 1458
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Its a long way from anywhere so go when the weather is calm and sunny so you can perhaps stop and have a picnic.The heads are grass covered sand dunes created 20 million years ago.

Thank nedrow5791
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Remote and a drive (at least another 90 minutes from Auckland central) but an interesting tragic slice of maritime history and beautiful location. It is so amazing to look back over the water and see how close the land is to the other side of...More

Thank tenthkid
Reviewed 15 March 2017

It has great views, but it is a long drive say from Auckland would be a least 1.5 hours as you have to go around Manukau harbour, if you staying at Mankau City area allow an hour plus, long drive and not a lot else...More

Thank mrterenceleg
Reviewed 11 March 2017

When we went the winds were absolutely nowling, the view was 360 and there was a great blue sea.. You can enter the Lighthouse and take a photo from the surround. Easy path down, a little breathless walking back up. The drive was pretty awesome.

Thank Loene W
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The trip out here is almost as interesting as the destination. you travel along a high ridge with views out to the Manukau Harbour and the Tasman Sea.

Thank trevord612
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The Lighthouse at Manukau Heads is one of the main attractions near Auckland that we visited last year. After passing along the picturesque countryside thru a zigzagged road, we went up the lighthouse and was gratified with an amazing view of the Awhitu Peninsula. The...More

Thank JTMFraginal
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We would encourage all local Aucklanders, if they have Overseas Visitors staying awhile, to, without hesitation, bring them, for a trip, out to The Manukau Heads Lighthouse. The views are Magnificent and so, too, is The Lighthouse. There is History here also, tragic history, which...More

1  Thank alx22015
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is well worth the trip with an approx travel time of 1hr from AKL CBD. A short walk up path or stairs (your choice) to the top where the grand old lady stands in all her watchtower glory! Then you can admire the glorious...More

1  Thank Geri S S S
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Manificent views, bit of a long drive in the middle of nowhere but take a picnic and make the most of it. Gorgeous quaint little well maintained lighthouse. Very windy but there is shelter and picnic table and a toilet down at the carpark. worth...More

Thank sturodney
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The South head of the Manukau harbor is quite a long drive from Auckland, about 2 hours of moderate speed travel. The lighthouse is positioned high up on the cliffs commanding great views of the harbor and Tasman sea. It would have been quite a...More

Thank guggetravel
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