Maritime New Zealand owns and maintains the lighthouses and beacons that are outside harbour limits in New Zealand. Those within harbour limits are controlled by local authorities. Ultimate responsibility for all maritime navigation aids in New Zealand lies with Maritime New Zealand.
There are three categories of lighthouses used around New Zealand:
Maritime New Zealand has 23 lighthouses and 75 lightbeacons. A lightbeacon is a small low-range light. Harbour authorities also have lighthouses and lightbeacons.
Map of all our lights and beacons around New Zealand [PDF: 220Kb, 1 page]
Poster of Maritime New Zealand lighthouses [PDF: 4.49MB, 1 page]
Read historical and technical information about each of Maritime New Zealand's 23 lighthouses.