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“Rather disappointing”

Manukau Heads Lighthouse
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US$220.72*
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Waitakere Ranges Guided Walk from Auckland
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Specially drove down 3 hours to see the lighthouse, which turned out to be a little disappointing. You can read about the history inside the lighthouse and there is also a donation box for you to make a contribution to the maintenance of the lighthouse. Although the lighthouse itself wasn't what we expected, the view of Tasman Sea from the lighthouse was stunning. I wouldn't recommend specially travelling down to the lighthouse.

3  Thank yanshyanne
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

worth the journey around Awhitu ... see the harbour and tasman meet at the Manukau Heads, learn stories, a trip to another time

1  Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

You can actually climb to the top of this lighthouse (there are only a few in New Zealand that you can do this). There are magnificent views as you drive along the Awhitu Peninsula to it, which takes a few hours from Auckland City. Inside are pieces of artwork and wall displays telling the story of the HMS Orpheus which ran aground in 1863 as it approached the Manukau Harbour, killing 189 people.

3  Thank BevWilsonNewZealand
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

A very nice place to visit on a sunny day. I would recommend it for couples, especially at sunset. Take a coat though.

1  Thank Matt H
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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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