THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
Location: Manukau Heads, end of Lighthouse Road. See map below
Parking: Parking at the bottom of the track, however can get quite busy. Note that the gate is open from 9am to 5pm
Toilets: Yes (long-drop)
Shoes: Normal sneakers / any shoe you’re comfortable in
Date Walked: 07.01.2018
Weather Conditions: Overcast, windy
Distance: 1km max
Time Required: 5 minute walk up to the lighthouse, then you can sight see from the top, so probably around 30 minutes in total
Final Rating: ★★★★☆
It is quite a long drive to this lighthouse, and the road is not the nicest (quite windy and narrow). From Waiuku, the lighthouse is another 39.2km.
IN MY BACKPACK
I didn’t take my backpack, but I had a bottle of water in the car. there are no shops out here, so I would suggest taking food and water if you plan to be there for any amount of time.
This is only a short walk, up 120 easy to climb stairs to the top of the viewing point. I do wish there were a few other walks around the area, as it is quite a long journey. The path is gravel, and I don’t think it would get muddy in the winter so would be a nice all year round walk.
Photos at the top of the lighthouse are worth it 🙂 Would recommend for a nice day out. Up the top, there are some information boards about the Lighthouse which are interesting to read.