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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  • It is a spot of this place that there is a lighthouse of the beautiful making. The white lighthouse standing behind the blue sky was very nice and i was able to take a picture of the Insta-looking.
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  • Always wanted to visit this place, and finally made the venture last week. I drove my swift out there which was fine. It’s a long drive though, only to end up a few metres away from West Auckland (the...  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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