The modern Robe Lighthouse is a star-shaped concrete tower which was built in 1972.
The Robe Lighthouse was built as an automated unmanned light to replace the Cape Jaffa Lighthouse.
The Robe Lighthouse is a star-shaped concrete tower which was built in 1972. It is 3.5 metres wide at the bottom, and slants towards 5 metres wide at the top.
It was built to replace the now defunct Cape Jaffa Lighthouse near Kingston.The light array is three vertical banks of 5 x 200w headlight type lamps in each bank. The light has always been automatic and therefore unmanned.
In the early days of settlement, Robe was the main port for the south-east of South Australia and the border country.
Until the establishment of this light, the only navigational aid into Robe was an obelisk.
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|Location||Latitude: 37° 09.8620' S
Longitude: 139° 44.6650' E
|Current Optic||3 flash panel 250mm f.r. (ex-Gabo Is lens)|
|Demanned||Built as an unmanned light|
|Construction||White tri-star concrete tower with NAL 1|
|Height||19 m, 15.5 metres to base of lantern|
|Range||Nominal: Main: 22 nm De-intensified sector: 16 nm
Geographical: 21 nm
|Character||Fl. W. (3) in 10 secs|
|Intensity||Main: 213,000 cd
De-intensified sector: 21,700 cd
|Light Source||LED Array Sealite|
|Power Source||240 Volts Mains|
|Notes||As at Nov 2016|
NB: Information is historical data and is not for navigational purposes.
The lighthouse on the western edge of the Robe township and is easily accessible by road. The lighthouse grounds are open all year round.
No tours are available.