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Tiritiri Matangi Lighthouse

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Overview

Tiritiri Matangi Lighthouse is a lighthouse on Tiritiri Matangi, an island in the Hauraki Gulf 28 km north of Auckland in the North Island of New Zealand. It is owned and operated by Maritime New Zealand.

Address: Tiritiri Matangi Island, Army Bay, Auckland

Website: http://www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/historic/by-region/auckl
and/hauraki-gulf-islands/tiritiri-matangi-scientific-reserve
/#Lighthouse%20settlement

Description

The Tiritiri lighthouse complex is one of only a few surviving lighthouse settlements in New Zealand, and the only one easily accessible to the public.

Built in 1864, the lighthouse is also one of New Zealand's oldest.

It is made of cast iron pre-fabricated in Britain and brought out by ship in sections which were bolted together on site.

Over 21m tall and 4.7m in diameter at the base, it was initially painted bright red.

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Tiritiri Matangi Lighthouse is a lighthouse on Tiritiri Matangi, an island in the Hauraki Gulf 28 km north of Auckland in the North Island of New Zealand.

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Tiritiri Matangi Lighthouse

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