Manukau Heads Lighthouse, Auckland

4.6
#4 of 13 in Historic Sites in Auckland
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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  • We visited on a Saturday afternoon in July at 4 pm. It was cold & windy, but worth it for the views - bring a jacket! The drive is beautiful, with lots of green rolling hills. There's a short walk up ...  more »
  • Gorgeous views on a sunny day. Definitely worth the drive. Close to Awhitu Regional Park as well. All in all a great day out if you live in Auckland.  more »
  • Worth the drive from Auckland! Amazing view from the top - so peaceful as well. Also love that it's all donations to help with up keep, rather than forced payment. Will be returning here !  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.

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