Maritime New Zealand
Tower Height: 30
Height of Focal Plane: 231
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 12 seconds.
Description of Tower: White cylindrical concrete tower.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1876
Date Present Tower Built: 1926
Optics: 1876: Revolving second-order Fresnel lens. 1926: automatic acetylene-powered, 800mm Fresnel drum lens (now at Westport Coal Museum). Now Vega 250 flashing beacon mounted on the gallery.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
The lighthouse is near the end of NZ Route 67A and can be reached by walking about 1/2 mile from a parking area.
Keepers: For a listing of the keepers of this lighthouse, see www.homepages.paradise.net.nz/barbgreg/capefoulwind.html