The Awhitu Lighthouse

Sparkling under the bright sun, this is the Awhitu Lighthouse at the Manukau Harbour Southern Head.
The Lighthouse dates from 1874.  It ceased operation in 1986 and it was relocated next to the Manukau Heads Signal Station, which has been on the site since 1865. It has been meticulously rebuilt, using original parts, by volunteers from the local Awhitu community.

7 thoughts on “The Awhitu Lighthouse”

  1. Very nice! The lighthouse, it’s restoration, it’s surrounding and the remarkable photographic work! Cheers, Lacho!

  2. I’m glad the community restored it — it’s beautiful! The top looks like a diamond! Again, the view is just awesome and your photo is fabulous — perfectly framed and wonderfully clear.

  3. You have so many superb photographs, like today and yesterdays post.
    (One more thing. It is a place, very close to where I am living that is called Auglend…..very close to the name of the place you are living…..)

    Keep up the good work!

  4. I’ve heard so often of the gorgeous scenery down your way. This photo is a perfect example. So glad the lighthouse was retained and restored. It is very striking and handsome!

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