The drive alone through Franklin to the Awhitu Lighthouse, is worth a day trip. Rural roads lead you past wind blown trees folded under the force of nature, to this isolated little gem on the Manukau Heads.
Views across to Whatipu at the mouth of the harbour, through to Huia and the inner Manukau Harbour.
The Awhitu Lighthouse gates are open from 9am-5pm. Don't forget your camera!
More info at planmyplay.co.nz
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