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Name: Taiaroa Head Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Dunedin, , New Zealand

Location: Entrance to Otago Harbour, South Island.

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Photo: Nancy J. Rau
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Managing Organization:
Maritime New Zealand


Taiaroa Head is the only location near civilization where the albatross breeds.

Height of Focal Plane: 197

Description of Tower: White, conical tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1865

Date Present Tower Built: 1865

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

The area near the lighthouse is restricted because of the albatross breeding colony.

Keepers: James Clark (assistant keeper May 1, 1867 to April 14, 1870, then keeper to June 1, 1875); John Frederick Rayner (August 31, 1915 - June 12, 1919), Alan Wright (?)

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