Manukau Heads Lighthouse, Auckland

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Lighthouse Tourist Spot
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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  • Drive through the lovely countryside out of town, through Waiuku (where you can get a really good coffee and buns) and then on past the cutest church and then you see it. The lighthouse is gorgeous an...  more »
  • A great place to visit! But not much to do there but has an amazing view. It's worth the drive. Probably a one off trip.  more »
  • The drive from North Auckland to the lighthouse takes longer than you might think. Unless you are a 'lighthouse nut' the place is hardly worth the drive by itself; however, the scenic drive is awesome...  more »
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  • Great views of the entrance to Manakau harbour. Well maintained lighthouse and lovingly restored by some of the locals. Great for day trip and a picnic basket.
  • Historical place, the drive to lighthouse is scenic. The view from lighthouse is beautiful and cool breeze lifts your mood up. Nothing much to do there but enjoy the journey.
  • good long drive around auckland. awesome place to visit. you can also see Sky City tower from here.
  • Remotely located, calm and beautiful. Breathtaking view, fresh air. Totally loved the view and beauty of the place. Unfortunately the place closes at 5 pm that is the only draw back otherwise it is a great place to go with friends and family.
  • Very nice place for all, moderate level of climb up. Very beautiful viewing gallery from top of light house.