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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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 harbo...  more »
  • Takes approx 1.5hrs to drive from Central Auckland. You will drive through rural roads and farmland (which is in my opinion a little bland, being from New Zealand). The views and history are cool, but...  more »