Maritime New Zealand
This lighthouse replaced the Cape Maria Van Diemen Light Station, established in 1878 on a small island offshore. Cape Reinga is a popular tourist destination known for its spectacular views. This is where the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean meet.
Tower Height: 33
Height of Focal Plane: 541
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 13 seconds, visible for 26 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White, octagonal concrete tower.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1941
Date Present Tower Built: 1941
Date Automated: 1987
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.