The Manukau Heads Lighthouse Trust is a non-profit organisation dependent on donations. Please consider making a donation of whatever you can to protect and sustain our beautiful lighthouse.    CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW

Update: OH no!

The road access has been slipped away by a massive slip!


The lighthouse is closed! :(

Update: Its looking like the road should be repaired by Xmas 2024!


Each year around 60,000 visitors are drawn to our stunning site to take a tactile tour of the lighthouse, absorb the magnificent panorama, and take a walk through time with the tragic tale of the HMS Orpheus - New Zealand’s worst shipwreck disaster.  

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preserve our heritage

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Our Eye

The well preserved prisms of our third order dioptric drum lens. A rare opportunity to view one close-up.

Local sights to add to your Lighthouse Experience

The Awhitu Peninsula and neighbouring township of Waiuku provide an abundant variety of attractions for visitors looking to ‘engage the senses’.

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Glenbook Vintage Rail

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Awhitu Wines

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Pollok Arts & Crafts Co-op

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Awhitu Regional Park

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Manukau Heads Lighthouse Scavenger Hunt