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Name: Cape Sorell Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Strahan, , Australia

Location: Southern entrance to Macquarie Harbour, central west coast of Tasmania.

Managing Organization:
Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Tower Height: 121

Height of Focal Plane: 167

Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 15 seconds.

Description of Tower: White, conical brick (?) tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1899

Date Present Tower Built: 1899

Date Automated: 1971

Optics: Second order Fresnel lens (Chance Bros.), replaced by APRB-251 in 1988.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Access to this lighthouse is possible only by boat or air. Some charter boats from Strahan might go to Heads Jetty in Macquarie Harbour; from there it's about a 5 mile round trip walk to the lighthouse.

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