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Cape Foulwind is situated south of Westport on the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island.
|Location:||latitude 41°25’ south, longitude 171°28’ east|
|Elevation:||70 metres above sea level|
|Tower height:||9 metres|
|Light configuration:||LED flashing beacon|
|Light flash character:||white light flashing once every 12 seconds|
|Power source:||batteries charged by solar panels|
|Range:||10 nautical miles (16 kilometres)|
|Date light first lit:||1876|
Getting to Cape Foulwind Lighthouse
Cape Foulwind lighthouse is accessible to the public and can easily be visited as part of the Cape Foulwind walkway.
There is no public access to enter the lighthouse
The Cape Foulwind tower remains much the same as when it was first built. The foundations for the original tower can be seen just in front of the current tower. The foundations for the original keepers’ houses are also visible.