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“Lots of history”

Manukau Heads Lighthouse
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US$217.93*
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Waitakere Ranges Guided Walk from Auckland
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Hard to reach, wild and often windswept, this is a real gem in Auckland. For the intrepid it is a solid cycle there from Waiuku. Interesting information about the history of the area and one awful shipwreck.

Thank Neil R
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

quiet, peaceful and informative and also free! What more could one ask for well not having to add more text would help

Thank mark w
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Great views over the ocean and harbour, take a coat it gets a bit windy, a very pleasant drive to the lighthouse through small villages and beaches close by for fishing or swimming.

Thank Tony H
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

The views are breathtaking and its a good place to sit and contemplate. It is a short steep walk from the car park (just in case your poorly). If you know something about the history of the place and the sinking of the Orpheus on the sand bank, you really feel for the sailors and the huge lost of life that took place over 100 years ago.

Thank philandkimsquire
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Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

The drive to the lighthouse was absolutely beautiful. As if you are driving down Canterbury with the rolling hills but with spattering of the coast in the background. It was like I was back in Iceland but only an hour and a half out of the city.

I've loved in Auckland my entire life and only discovered this upon my rerun back home. It is truly a wonderful place

Don't forget to go to Awhitu Regional Park as well to take a leisurely stroll to Brook Homestead. Home of the Homestead family who planted a many of the surrounding trees to celebrate something.

Make sure to stop by Waiuku on the way as well.

Thank Mayuri P
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