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Piller Point (1930)




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The Piller Point Lighthouse is situated on Cape Farewell near the Farewell Spit lighthouse.

The light was 1st established in 1930  19 /  1951  163  as an unmanned light and ran on battery operation.  163




A walking track leaves from the Farewell Spit visitor centre.,1839,


Farewell Spit Nature Tours. Take you to both Piller Point and Farewell Spit lighthouses, as well as narrative and bird/nature watching. (The tour I took) 


Island South
Province Nelson
Location Golden Bay
Number K4180
Date Commissioned 1930  19    1951  163
Date Decommissioned
Automated Never manned
Latitude 40 30' South  11
Longitude 172 42' East  11
Elevation Above Sea Level 166m  11    546 feet  163
Height 5m  11
Character Flashes white 0.3 second , every 5 seconds  11
Range 10 N. miles  11    12 N. miles  163
Construction White metal tower 11
Converted Kerosene To Diesel
Converted Diesel To Mains Electricity Battery operated  163
Present Tower
Authority Maritime New Zealand
Date Visited February 23, 2000


Additional Sources:


163.  Nelson Historical Society Journal, Volume 2, Issue 5, November 1971 - Nelson Lighthouses - Author: J. N. W. Newport



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Last Updated: December 21, 2013