Awhitu Peninsula Manukau Heads Lighthouse and Castaways Oceanview Resort


Door to Door pickups, Transport, Accommodation, Tour and Talk at Lighthouse. All entries, Meals as listed


DAY ONE                                                                  D    

Join us as we head to Awhitu Peninsula to view the Manukau Heads Lighthouse. We will start our journey from your door, stopping for morning tea along the way. We'll then meander over to the West Coast via Ngaruawahia on roads less travelled but offering stunning Karaka Tree and Nikau Palmed hill country. Our next port of call being the Nikau Caves and Cafe located in the heart of Waikaretu Valley amongst towering limestone cliffs. We'll stop for lunch at this great country café. This is a unique setting as there are some fabulous underground caves located on the property today. We are only visiting the café, and if luck is on our side, we will have a talk from the property owners. After our yummy lunch, we'll head through to Port Waikato, stretch our legs on the black sand beach then on to our stay at the Castaway Resort. Our evening meal will be in the onsite Oceanview restaurant.  We will drift off to sleep by the sound of the rolling ocean outside   

DAY TWO                                                                  B, MT, L,    

This morning we make our way to Waiuku and on to Awhitu Peninsula. We stop for a look at Pollok Arts & Crafts, a funky local gallery of work from artists of the area and then enjoy morning tea at the local golf course. Then we head on our way to the wonderfully historic Manukau Heads Lighthouse for a talk and tour on the Manukau Heads shipwreck of the HMS Orpheus. This will bring the tragic story to life as we find out where it all happened. There is a short climb up some wide stairs to get to the lighthouse; alternatively, you are more than welcome to get on the courtesy vehicle provided by the lighthouse. Once we have been wowed, refreshed and informed, we shall make our way to the nearby secluded bay of Tasman Lodge for a lovely lunch catered by local Gail Billing. The Lodge offers beautiful views across the harbour. We then make our way home stopping for afternoon tea along the way.   



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Mon, 30th of May 2022

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