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The Rocky Cape Lighthouse

The Rocky Cape Lighthouse sits on a spectacular headland in the Rocky Cape National Park in north-western Tasmania.

The Rocky Cape Lighthouse [Photograph: Ed Kavaliunas]
The Rocky Cape Lighthouse
Photograph: Ed Kavaliunas


Operation

LOCATION: Latitude 40屮3' S, Longitude 145㰮4' E
OPERATOR: Australian Maritime Safety Authority
CHARACTER: Flashing (1) in 10 Seconds
LIGHT SOURCE: 1000 Watt 120v, Tungsten Halogen
POWER SOURCE: 120V DC Battery Bank charged from 240v Mains Supply
INTENSITY: 35,000 cd
ELEVATION: 64 Metres
RANGE: 21 Nautical Miles
HEIGHT: 9 Metres 

The Rocky Cape Lighthouse [Photograph: Ed Kavaliunas]
The Rocky Cape Lighthouse
Photograph: Ed Kavaliunas


History

The Rocky Cape Lighthouse was erected in 1968. It is a white square concrete tower, with a mains powered Chance Brothers 400mm catadioptric lens.

It is located on spectacular Rocky Cape within the scenic Rocky Cape National Park.


The Rocky Cape Lighthouse Apparatus [Photograph: AMSA]
The Rocky Cape Lighthouse apparatus
Photograph: AMSA

The Rocky Cape Lighthouse [Photograph: Brian Lord]
The Rocky Cape Lighthouse
Photograph: Brian Lord


Access

The lighthouse is in the Rocky Cape National Park.

Once inside the national park access is via unsealed roads. It is poorly signed so take to left fork to the shanty town then right.

A park entry pass is required, but well worth it.


The Rocky Cape Lighthouse [Photograph: Ed Kavaliunas]
The Rocky Cape Lighthouse
Photograph: Ed Kavaliunas

The Rocky Cape Lighthouse [Photograph: Ed Kavaliunas]
The Rocky Cape Lighthouse
Photograph: Ed Kavaliunas


The Surrounding Area


Aerial view of the Rocky Cape Lighthouse
Photograph: Winsome Bonham

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Special Thanks to:

  • AMSA for Photographs
  • Brian Lord for Photographs
  • Ed Kavaliunas for Photographs
  • Winsome Bonham for Photograph

Sources:

  • AMSA
  • Lighthouses of Australia: Images from the End of an Era by John Ibbotson

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