Gabo Island Lighthouse, Mallacoota

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The Gabo Island Lighthouse is an active lighthouse located on Gabo Island, Victoria, Australia.
In 1846 begun the works to erect a lighthouse on the island but the fund were sufficient only to excavate the foundations. The first island lighthouse was a wooden tower built in 1853; the current tower was completed in 1862. It is made from pink granite quarried from the island itself. The lighthouse is Australia's second tallest. In 1917 the light was fitted with an incandescent kerosene mantle; then was upgraded in 1935 with the mains power by diesel generator and the 1,000 watt halogen lamp producing an intensity of 900,000 candela.
The focal plane of the light is situated at above sea level, the characteristic is a group of three flashes that occurs every twenty seconds. A keeper's house is occupied by a caretaker; another building may be rented for overnight stays.
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  • This is one of the most unique and spectacular islands to visit in Australia. Accommodation in the assistant light-keepers house is easily organized through the Victorian Parks Website. I recommend 2 ...  more »
  • Absolutely paradise in Victoria. Take everything you need with you except for linen. Well stocked kitchen, extra large freezer. Bring you binoculars for whale, dolphin, seal, penguin and boat watching...  more »
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  • A regular stop off point for all of the Commonwealth Lighthouse tender vessels as they passed by from east to west or north to south. It was a drop off & pick up point for mail as well.
  • Worth the trip out to the island.

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