Taiaroa Head Lighthouse is one of the New Zealand's Dunedin Area Lighthouse in the Otago Region of the New Zealand's South-East coast. The area surrounding the Lighthouse is a Natural Reserve, the site of a large nesting colony of Royal Albatross (This is the only place in the World where Albatross nest near civilization).
The Lighthouse is located at the North-Eastern tip of the Otago Peninsula about 32 km North-East of Dunedin, marking the entrance to Otago Harbour. The Lighthouse viewing is closed during the Albatross nesting period from mid September to late November.
Taiaroa Head was named after the leader of the Ngai Tahu Maori tribe, Te Matenga Taiaroa.
Taiaroa Head Lighthouse was highlighted in the Tiki Tour of New Zealand No.2 stamp sheet released by New Zealand Post on 4-Jul-2012.
Built in the year 1865, the TAIAROA HEAD Lighthouse: