Convict Trail

12. Tasman Island Lookout

Since 1906 there has been a lighthouse on Tasman Island.  It casts its signature light – a flash every 7.5 seconds over 1500 nautical square miles.  The tower was prefabricated in England and shipped out to the Island in cast iron sections each weighing over a ton.  The keepers and their families led a challenging and lonely existence until the lights was automated in 1976.