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Name: Centre Island Light  

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Also known as: Rarotoka Lighthouse

Nearest Town or City:
Riverton, , New Zealand

Location: Western approach to Foveaux Strait between South Island and Stewart Island.

Managing Organization:
Maritime New Zealand


Tower Height: 39

Height of Focal Plane: 266

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 15 seeconds, visible for 19 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, octagonal kauri tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1878

Date Present Tower Built: 1878

Date Automated: 1987

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Keepers: Alexander Greenlees McKinlay (assistant, 1878-1882), Andreas Fremming Stewart Sandager (1894), Gary Schoder (?-1987), Anne Schroder (?-1987), Gordon Bohm (relief keeper, c. 1987)

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