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“Enterance to the Tamar”

The Low Head Lighthouse
Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Low Head
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This lighthouse shows the mouth of the Tamar River. The original cottages are there, There is a lovely walk to see the penguins at dusk. Pick the right time to go

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Reviewed September 17, 2012

The fog horn that goes off at noon on Sunday was the highlight.
At the end of Low Head Road and just past the Low Head Penguin Tours car park.

Thank Andy_Tassy
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Nice place - not much there, but wonderful short walks around to see the penguins and enjoy natural scenery. Light house was not open when I visited - not sure if it does open, but good place to pass some time if you are in the area.

Thank malaya2001
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

Low Head is sometimes referred to by locals as 'blow head' because it can be quite windy but don't let this put you off visiting, especially on a Sunday at noon. This is when a special group of volunteers gather to sound the fog horn, which was once used to warn shipping of the dangers of the river mouth. It is an amazing experience and the reverberation over the water has to be heard to be believed. The lighthouse was established in 1833, the 3rd in Australia and the 2nd in Tasmania.The foghorn at Low Head Lighthouse is a Type G diaphones and 1 of only 2 in the world, so to hear it is a real treat.
The museum at the nearby Pilot Station Settlement is also well worth a visit and one of the best local history displays I have ever seen. It is packed with exhibits relating to the maritime history of the area, some of which are interactive(so something for kids to do too). It is manned by volunteers who also give a very informative introductory talk before you go through. (so something for kids to do too) Admission is by donation. There is also an excellent coffee shop that serves light meals on site.

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Reviewed March 30, 2012

We drove out from Launceston for a day trip. We discovered the Maritime Museum on the way to the lighthouse. Its a volunteer run 4 room museum. If you are out there it is worth a look. Its the longest operating lighthouse in one location in the country.

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