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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


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

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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