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Name: Gabo Island  Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Mallacoota, Victoria., , Australia

Location: East coast of Victoria, eastern entrance to Bass Strait.

Managing Organization:
Gabo Island Lightstation Reserve

Website: http://www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/1park_display.cfm?park=106

Notes:
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.

Directions:
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.

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