Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Tower Height: 70
Height of Focal Plane: 151
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 6.5 seconds, visible for 22 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: Iron skeletal tower with central cylinder, enclosed lantern.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1880
Date Present Tower Built: 1880
Date Deactivated: 1989-1995
Date Automated: 1941
Optics: 1899: First order Fresnel lens; 1940: Fourth order Fresnel lens.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
There is a museum in the former lighthouse keeper's house, managed by the King Island Historical Society. For more information contact King Island Historical Society, PMB 14, King Island Tas 7256.