Manukau Heads Lighthouse, Auckland

(4.6/5 based on 130+ 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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  • 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.  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »