Focus on Baring Head - redevelopment of the lighthouse cottages and compound
Baring Head is a special place - It’s a stunning location on an iconic headland, it’s the only lighthouse compound in original condition in New Zealand and it’s full of the as yet untold history of lighthouse families who lived at the remote headlands of the Wellington Harbour. All of which are great reasons to not just preserve and protect it, but to showcase the stories that make this place unique.
We are working with the Friends of Baring Head Trust to redevelop and enhance the lighthouse cottages and garden to reveal their stories and create wonderful opportunities for day visits and overnight accommodation.
The Friends of Baring Head are leading the charge to seek the funding required to make the project happen. They are a Registered Charity and have already achieved a lot in East Harbour Regional Park including restoring the pump house beside the Wainuiomata River.
The Friends are also active in restoring the ecological values and native vegetation habitat of Baring Head and will manage the compound redevelopment project with ongoing support from a steering group and GWRC.
The restoration project has been divided into seven discrete but related projects, each of which will become the focus of fundraising. The projects are:
The Friends are looking for help to: