Manukau Heads Lighthouse, Auckland
(4.5/5 based on 120 reviews on the web)
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. For Manukau Heads Lighthouse and beyond, use our Auckland trip generator to get the most from your Auckland vacation.
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  • I am lucky enough to live locally to here, we bring our overseas visitors here, and they are never disappointed. The drive itself has some stunning views, and has a couple of picnic spots en route too...  more »
  • A good day trip from Auckland. Start late, stop in at Waiuku for lunch and then explore the Awhitu Peninsula. This has been on my bucket list for a while. Glad to have finally made it. Some great view...  more »
  • I took my parents out there when they visited recently, and it was most definitley worth the 1 1/2 hour drive from town. Beautiful views all around and took great looking photos even on a partially cl...  more »