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Cape Palliser Lighthouse


Located in the remote Wellington region of the North Island of New Zealand sits the beautiful vista that houses the Cape Palliser Lighthouse. The lighthouse was built in 1897 and was originally fueled by oil. In 1954 the oil lamp was replaced with an electric one powered by a local diesel generator. This was subsequently replaced by a connection to the main grid in 1967, although a diesel generator is retained for emergency power. The light was fully automated in 1986 and is now managed from a control room in Wellington.

Cape Palliser Lighthouse once was only reachable by an extremely dangerous and steep climb to the top of the bank, which would have resulted in injuries and possibly death if the climber was not careful. Now the lighthouse can be visited through a much safer (although somewhat challenging) 250 steps to the base of the lighthouse. Since the stairs were installed, the lighthouse has become more popular around New Zealand and even other parts of the world.

World-renowned Landscape photographer Peter Eastway has travelled the globe shooting for more than 30 years. This native Australian is one of only a handful of Photographers in the world to achieve the title of Grand Master. He is the editor and co-founder of Better Photography Magazine, one of the premier international photography magazines. Lonely Planet also chose him to write their international photography guidebook on shooting Landscapes.

His award winning photography is exhibited and held by private collectors all over the world. Peter just recently won the 2010 NSW AIPP Professional Photographer of the Year Award, winning both the Landscape and Commercial categories. This is the fiftth win for Peter. Now you can also own an Eastway as part of your private collection and personally enjoy his unique vision.