It was kind of one of those weekends where you could go away but you’d rather not. I’d heard so much about Awhitu Peninsula and thought it would be a great place to give our little one the run around.
Aside from the 1 1/2 hr drive here, where marked signs made you feel like you were ever so close – but not quite; it really is an Auckland treasure.
The Lighthouse here is simply beautiful. We were able to walk up a well built case of stairs leading to the outside for a better view of the Skytower and the mouth of the harbour.
There’s a bit of a walk up from the cark park but nothing major.
If you’re ever headed this way, ensure you have a dvd player or some activities to keep the kids occupied. If you leave in the morning feel free to stop over at Waiuku for a coffee. We got a great brunch for a reasonable price at the cafe opposite the church (sorry I forgot the name!).
We also stopped by Big Bay for fish n chips on the beach as our daughter played in the sand/water. A great day out without having to stay the night.