Maritime New Zealand
Taiaroa Head is the only location near civilization where the albatross breeds.
Height of Focal Plane: 197
Description of Tower: White, conical tower.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1865
Date Present Tower Built: 1865
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
The area near the lighthouse is restricted because of the albatross breeding colony.
Keepers: James Clark (assistant keeper May 1, 1867 to April 14, 1870, then keeper to June 1, 1875); John Frederick Rayner (August 31, 1915 - June 12, 1919), Alan Wright (?)