Rangitoto Lighthouse

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Rangitoto Lighthouse
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Rangitoto Lighthouse
Rangitoto Lighthouse is located in New Zealand
Rangitoto Lighthouse
Rangitoto Lighthouse
New Zealand
Location Rangitoto Island
New Zealand
Coordinates 36°46′54.5″S 174°49′20.9″E / 36.781806°S 174.822472°E / -36.781806; 174.822472Coordinates: 36°46′54.5″S 174°49′20.9″E / 36.781806°S 174.822472°E / -36.781806; 174.822472
Year first constructed 1882
Year first lit 1905
Construction concrete tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern removed
Markings / pattern white tower with four narrow horizontal bands
Height 20 metres (66 ft)
Focal height 21 metres (69 ft)
Light source solar power
Characteristic Fl R 12s.
Admiralty number K3744
NGA number 4048
ARLHS number NZL-045
Managing agent Ports of Auckland[1]

Rangitoto Lighthouse sits off the coast in McKenzie Bay, in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf.

The lighthouse was built in 1882, but not lit until 1905.

Although not classed officially as a lighthouse by the New Zealand MSA, it does currently flash red every 12 seconds (also known as its character) and can been seen clearly from the southernmost of North Harbour's East Coast Bays.

The lighthouse is red and white in colour, stands at 21 metres tall and continues to run through solar power.The height of the focal plane is 69 ft or 21m.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of New Zealand: North Island". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved February 23, 2016. 
  2. ^ "TrekEarth: Photos". 

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