One of few visitor-accessible lighthouses in New Zealand. From the car park 120 easy stairs bring you to the Lighthouse and the Signal Station lookout. The iconic wooden lighthouse tower can be entered to view the prisms of the original 3rd order dioptric drum lens.
Stroll around the Lightkeeper’s balcony just as he would have done nearly 140 years ago. Few other New Zealand lighthouses reward visitors with such an authentic experience.
Manukau Heads Lighthouse is located atop Awhitu Peninsula on the south side of the Manukau Heads. Gates are open 9am to 5pm daily and entry is by donation. Parking is free.