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Manukau Heads Lighthouse

Manukau Heads Lighthouse is one of the few lighthouses in New Zealand that is accessible to the public.

We left our home at 12ish of October 9, 2018 and we reached our destination at around 2pm. Yes, it’s almost 2 hours drive from our home. My husband, Bert said it’s like driving to Rotorua! Our first stop is at BP Papakura where we had our second coffee, and got some lollies and chocolates for the kids. The Krispy Kreme doughnuts ad is flashing in front of me and it’s inviting me to buy a box for the road but I had a think twice and ended up not buying one. Coffee is good enough for me.

Our second stop is at Waiuku. We can’t help but stopped at the lookout for a little bit, as the view is so awesome to miss. My eldest, Kiara found herself on top of our car just to get a good photo. My second daughter, Klarion was happy to stretch her legs from the long drive. Khiron was sleeping in the car and missed the chance of the beautiful Waiuku.

We were here 7 years ago when I only had 2 kids, 20 lbs. lighter, with no gray hair, stress level is just 40% and with high to medium energy level. How time flies? Looking forward to go back here after 6 years because I love the serenity and calmness it gives me staring at the gorgeous view from above.

This is located just down in the park, a few steps from the gate. I’m glad that there’s 3 holes for the heads, just right for my 3 monkeys.

You are looking at the in and out of the lighthouse. Isn’t that gorgeous?
Look at the stunning view up from the lighthouse. I love to come back here just to stare at the horizon and appreciate life even more. Breathe the freshest air of New Zealand and see some rare sea creatures that pop out of the water, if you’re lucky. It’s very unlikely that you’ll see them.

Visiting Manukau Heads Lighthouse gives its visitors an authentic experience with a spectacular view 360. We also walked up to the Signal Station Lookout where my husband and I danced to BTS’ Idol. We had a video of it but I will never show it to the public. It’s too embarrassing but a nice video clip to keep for future reference. My kids danced to the same song and it’s so much better than ours.

Where is it located?

Manukau Heads Lighthouse is located atop Awhitu Peninsula on the south side of the Manukau Heads. It’s gates are open from 9am to 5pm daily and there are no fee to visit the lighthouse but they welcome donations to help maintain the site. The red donation box is just inside the lighthouse under the stairs.

Parking is free.

Lighthouse Highlights:

• Spectacular 360 view.
• Authentic experience, serenity and calmness.
• Different types of birds flying around the place.
• Picnic and toilet in site.
• Admission is FREE. Donations are welcome.

Hey there Mamas, have you visited a lighthouse before? What was your experience like?

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