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Manukau Heads Lighthouse, Auckland
Categories: Lighthouses, Tourist Spots
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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Its the start of Early Spring and a visit to the Manukau Heads Lighthouse would start off well for us. This trip was planned like a month or two and we spend half a day look see and finished off with ... read more »
I took my children here today as part of their school holiday 'fun'. It was a long drive to get there. Over an hour from the North Shore of Auckland. BUT, the plus sides are that it's a pretty drive (... read more »
Wanted to fit in an early morning drive out to the lighthouse. The farmland and scenery is worth the drive. There were even 3 wild fallow deer on the road. Caught a beautiful sunrise and stopped at th... read more »
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