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Name: Tiritiri Matangi Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Auckland, , New Zealand

Location: Whangaparaoa Peninsula, approach to Auckland Harbour.

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Photo: Colin and Heather Abbott

Managing Organization:
New Zealand Maritime Safety Authority/Department of Conservation


This lighthouse is located in the Tiritiri Matangi Scientific Reserve. It is the oldest operational lighthouse in New Zealand.

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 18 seconds, visible for 18 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, conical cast iron tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1865

Date Present Tower Built: 1865

Date Automated: 1984

Fog Signal: 1898: Explosive fog signal, 1935: Diaphone signal, c. 1983: Automatic horn, now discontinued.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

For information on a ferry to Tiritiri Matangi, call the Department of Conservation Information Centre at 09 379 6476.

Keepers: C.R. Gilbert (assistant, ?-1949)

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