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Awhitu Peninsula

Stunning Beaches and amazing New Zealand Scenery

The Awhitu peninsula stretches north from Waiuku and offers travellers some amazing views of the rugged, yet stunning New Zealand west coast line. The Awhitu Peninsula is a historic settlement area of New Zealand and acted as a gateway to the rest of the country for both early settlers and Maori. Big Bay Holiday Park is a great place to base your holiday for day trips to many historic attractions on the Awhitu Peninsula.

The area is a regional park and offers visitors an array of adventure and culture and history. From unique light house structures, to organic produce markets, the peninsula offers something for everyone.

Manukau Heads Lighthouse

Manukau heads lighthouse is open from 9am to 5pm every day via donation, however; for a magnificent experience contact Guiding Lights on 09 235 1458 for tour of the light house.

HMS Orpheus

The area is the site of New Zealand's worst maritime disaster. In 1863 the HMS Orpheus ran aground killing most of the crew due to the rugged seas and surging swell at the time. The lighthouse is a result of the grounding, being built to stop further maritime tragedy and a replica can now be toured.

For more information on the local area and sightseeing opportunities, contact us today

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