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Name: Cape Sorell Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Strahan, , Australia

Location: Southern entrance to Macquarie Harbour, central west coast of Tasmania.

Managing Organization:
Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Tower Height: 121

Height of Focal Plane: 167

Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 15 seconds.

Description of Tower: White, conical brick (?) tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1899

Date Present Tower Built: 1899

Date Automated: 1971

Optics: Second order Fresnel lens (Chance Bros.), replaced by APRB-251 in 1988.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Directions:
Access to this lighthouse is possible only by boat or air. Some charter boats from Strahan might go to Heads Jetty in Macquarie Harbour; from there it's about a 5 mile round trip walk to the lighthouse.

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