Tasmania Parks and Wildlife/Southwest National Park
This is the southernmost lighthouse in Australia. It has been replaced by a nearby automatic light. The island has the only elephant seal colony in Australia. The 1891 lighthouse here has been replaced as an aid to navigation by a modern fiberglass tower with a focal plane of 459 feet.
Tower Height: 43
Height of Focal Plane: 351
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 7.5 seconds (modern tower)
Description of Tower: White, conical brick tower with outer layer of concrete.
This light is not operational
Date Established: 1891
Date Present Tower Built: 1891
Date Deactivated: 1996
Optics: First order Fresnel lens (Chance Bros.)
Current Use: Historic structure.
Open To Public? No.
The island is accessible by boat and air only.
Keepers: Chris Richter (c. 1990s)