Manukau Heads Lighthouse

Last summer we took a day trip to the Manukau Heads Lighthouse.  The lighthouse is on the tip of the Awhitu Peninsula, an hour's drive south of Auckland.  The Peninsula is 40km long and 8-10km wide and lies between the Manukau Harbour and the Tasman Sea.

Manukau Heads Lighthouse

There are public toilets and picnic facilities next to the car park.  A gentle staircase leads up to the lighthouse.  Once inside, there is a visitor book and you can buy trinkets (payment via honesty box).  You can climb up to the balcony and take in the views.

View from the Lighthouse

On our way back to Auckland we stopped at the vintage township of Waiuku for afternoon tea. There is a selection of take-aways and cafes on Queen Street, or you can drive out to the coast to Castaways.  It was a great day out.

Lighthouse fun


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