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Port Robinson (Point Gibson) (1948)


All Photos (1999)


An unmanned lighthouse, the Point Gibson lighthouse was erected in 1948. Originally powered by renewable batteries it was later connected to electricity. 20



From Cheviot on Hwy 1, take the Gore Bay Road to Gore Bay. From here a walkway The Port Robinson Track takes you to the mouth of the Huranui River. The lighthouse can be seen during the Gore Bay to Manuka Bay section of the track which is three hours return. The first part of the track is along the beach beneath the bluffs and must be done at low tide.

Alternately, follow the Gore Bay Road over the hill and turn on the Port Robinson Road that dead ends near the lighthouse.


Island South
Province Canterbury
Location North Canterbury
Number K4279
Date Commissioned 1948
Date Decommissioned
Latitude 42 53' South
Longitude 173 05' East
Elevation Above Sea Level 76m
Height 3m
Character Flash white every 10 seconds
Range 3 N. miles
Construction Red metal tower with white band.
Converted Kerosene To Diesel
Converted Diesel To Mains Electricity
Present Tower
Date Visited 26 December, 1999

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Last Updated: October 8, 2010.