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Low Head Lighthouse

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Published March 9th 2016
Explore the wonders of this Lighthouse
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. ‎

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Why? Perfect for history buffs & nature lovers
When: All year round
Where: Low Head Light House, Low Head Rd, Low Head
Cost: Free
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