The Low Head Lighthouse, with its red and white strips, stands at nineteen metres tall overlooking the majestic ocean.
This must see attraction is located in the picturesque town of Low Head in Tasmania, approximately seven kilometres north of George Town on the east side of the mouth of the Tamar River.
Low Head Light station was established in 1833 and was the third lighthouse to be built in Australia and the second in Tasmania. With the very first lighthouse being Macquarie Lighthouse in Vaucluse, New South Wales and Australia's second lighthouse, Iron Pot Lighthouse at the entrance of the River Derwent.
A breathtaking view from the Lighthouse.
The original lighthouse tower was known as Georgetown Station. And in 1880 the original stone tower had fallen into a state of disrepair and was demolished in 1888, where it was replaced with a double brick structure and a new lantern room as well as apparatus. It was also painted solid white until 1926, when the broad bright red band was painted to improve visibility during daylight hours and it remains like this to date.
If you are passing by or visiting Low Head or George Town you must add this attraction to the to do list. With breathtaking views from the Lighthouse and walks down to the rocks where you can discover a world of beauty with the interesting rock formations, flowers, plants and shrubs as well as a chance to spot penguins!
Be sure to visit this interesting Lighthouse and enjoy a great day out admiring the lighthouse, its awe-inspiring views and lookouts as well as taking a stroll down to the rocks for some fun exploring.
There is parking on site and the gates close at sunset.