Gabo Island Lightstation Reserve
Gabo Island is is the breeding ground for the largest colony of "Little" penguins in the world. The lighthouse is still maintained by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.
Tower Height: 156
Height of Focal Plane: 180
Characteristic and Range: 3 white flashes every 20 seconds, range 16 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: Conical red granite tower.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1853
Date Present Tower Built: 1862
Date Deactivated: ?
Date Automated: 1993
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Yes.
Accessible by boat or air only. Tours of the lighthouse are available on Tuesday and Friday, 1.00 p.m. For information on air transportation to the island see www.vk2ce.com/greencape/daytrip.htm
Nearby Lodging: Accommodations are available in a three-bedroom former assistant keeper's cottage. For further information call (03) 5161 9500.