Manukau Heads Lighthouse, Auckland

4.6
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. To visit Manukau Heads Lighthouse on your holiday in Auckland, and find out what else Auckland has to offer, use our Auckland trip itinerary planner.
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  • Nothing like the Cape's lighthouse but this is still a lovely site. It's a small flight of stairs going up, with the Waitakere ranges in full view. Some donation for maintenance would be appreciated. ...  more »
  • Listen to me... I wanted a good exploring experiencing in the North Island, so I asked a friend if this was a good place to check out - well Yeah they said, make sure that you have enough gas, water a...  more »
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  • Good little bit history available. Good views and the coffee and ice-cream lady arrived with eftpos available, awesome ice-cream and cookies... great on little surprise on a hot sunny day.
  • WOW! This place really blew my mind away. What a stunning stunning view! A must visit. Go up the lighthouse if you get a chance when it's allowed to. The view will blow you away. It felt like the open sea leads to the Grey Havens (LOTR reference). It is heartwarming and moving. Wonderful experience. Unforgettable.
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