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Manukau Heads Lighthouse

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Address: Awhitu Peninsula | South side of the Manukau Heads, Auckland, New Zealand
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Remote and a drive but an interesting slice of maritime history and beautiful.

Remote and a drive (at least another 90 minutes from Auckland central) but an interesting tragic slice of maritime history and beautiful location. It is so amazing to look back... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
tenthkid
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Remote and a drive (at least another 90 minutes from Auckland central) but an interesting tragic slice of maritime history and beautiful location. It is so amazing to look back over the water and see how close the land is to the other side of Auckland. Great to be able to get inside the light house and look about too.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It has great views, but it is a long drive say from Auckland would be a least 1.5 hours as you have to go around Manukau harbour, if you staying at Mankau City area allow an hour plus, long drive and not a lot else to see on the way or when you get there.

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Darwin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we went the winds were absolutely nowling, the view was 360 and there was a great blue sea.. You can enter the Lighthouse and take a photo from the surround. Easy path down, a little breathless walking back up. The drive was pretty awesome.

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Thank Loene W
Auckland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank trevord612
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 and was gratified with an amazing view of the Awhitu Peninsula. The lighthouse serves as a guide for ships entering the Manukau Harbour.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 and so, too, is The Lighthouse. There is History here also, tragic history, which you can discover upon visiting. Our Finnish friends, notwithstanding the gloomy weather, enjoyed the visit... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is well worth the trip with an approx travel time of 1hr from AKL CBD. A short walk up path or stairs (your choice) to the top where the grand old lady stands in all her watchtower glory! Then you can admire the glorious view and soak up the westcoast air from the plateau at top before venturing up... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Manificent views, bit of a long drive in the middle of nowhere but take a picnic and make the most of it. Gorgeous quaint little well maintained lighthouse. Very windy but there is shelter and picnic table and a toilet down at the carpark. worth the drive on a clear day

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auckland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

The South head of the Manukau harbor is quite a long drive from Auckland, about 2 hours of moderate speed travel. The lighthouse is positioned high up on the cliffs commanding great views of the harbor and Tasman sea. It would have been quite a lonely existence for the keepers of the light in the early days. Windy but magnificent... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Takes approx 1.5hrs to drive from Central Auckland. You will drive through rural roads and farmland (which is in my opinion a little bland, being from New Zealand). The views and history are cool, but doesn't keep you occupied for too long. I would recommend coming here as a quiet getaway, no crowds at any of the other destinations around... More 

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