Cape Bruny Lighthouse - TAS



DEG: -43.489243 147.144104
DMS: 43º 29' 21.27" S 147º 08' 38.77" E
UTM: 55 G 5184843mN 511652mE
Altitude: 56.45m


Place Type

Geography - Cape,Headland,Point


69.03kms South of Hobart - Driving 95.2 km (2 hours 36 mins)

Address & Contact

1726-1728 Lighthouse Rd
Cape Bruny TAS 7150
Phone: +61361 443 045


The Cape Bruny Lighthouse is at the top of a steep walk track starting from this point on the south-western edge of the cape on South Bruny Island. Visitors will enjoy spectacular views of the Southern Ocean from the vista. Public access is restricted to 10am - 4pm daily. The lighthouse was designed by John Lee Archer and convict built in 1836. It is the second-oldest manned lighthouse in Australia. Construction of the lighthouse was completed over two years using locally quarried rock. The apparatus, providing the illumination, consisted of fifteen lamps. Sperm whale and various other oils were originally used to fuel the lamps but after 1892 the improved colza oil came into use. The lighthouse reserve was 184 acres of rough country that was used by the early keepers who fenced paddocks for grazing and grew crops, vegetables. They also produced hay for the horses, and trained bullocks to transport stores over the sandy stretches between the jetty and the settlement. There are still the remains of the convict garden on the sheltered side by the beach. In 1998 the reserve become part of the new Labillardiere National Park.
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Cape Bruny AWS at 25/01:30pm EST
Distance from Cape Bruny Lighthouse 0.08km N
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Closest Climatic Station

Cape Bruny (Cape Bruny)
Distance from Cape Bruny Lighthouse 0.08km N
Mean Max. °C19.719.818.416.414.312.412.012.914.315.216.918.3
Mean Min. °C12.112.411.
Mean Rain mm44.760.355.854.962.274.872.390.272.166.655.658.1

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