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The Low Head Lighthouse

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Address: Low Head, Tasmania, Australia
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A beautiful day to enjoy the Lighthouse and surroundings

We parked the car in the carpark and walked up to and around the lighthouse and surrounding buildings. By chance a local 'guide' explained the construction of the lighthouse and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
AussieDiver53
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We parked the car in the carpark and walked up to and around the lighthouse and surrounding buildings. By chance a local 'guide' explained the construction of the lighthouse and its history. The entrance to the Tamar River and navigation down to Launceston in the lats centuries was hazardous- there are many wrecks including those which floundered on the Hebe... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the drive up and a look around on a pleasant day. Would not be as good on a wintery day. Didn't spot any penguins. Try having a stroll along the east beach if you can.

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Low Head, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's had to believe that Australia had a shipwreck as late as the 1990s but Hebe Reef, 2 miles off shore from the entrance to the Tamar claimed another victim 80 years after she was named after the Hebe who ran aground in the early 1900s. Details of these and other wrecks can be seen in the Pilot Station Museum.... More 

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Thank tedindy
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

While looking around the lighthouse we were shown where there were some penguins amongst some bushes. The penguins were from the colony that live on the foreshore and they had almost completed their moulting and would return to the group. We were shown how you could tell where they were by the feathers just outside the bushes they shelter in.

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palmy nth
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to spend a Sunday afternoon ... get there before 12 to appreciate the serenity before that horn goes off!!

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Berwick, Australia
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Any chance I get I will visit a lighthouse, not sure what the attraction is but they are all unique in their own way. We were meeting friends who were also holidaying in Tasmania so we figured as we were heading to near where they were staying this was a good spot to go. There is also the Low Head... More 

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Jamberoo, Australia
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Worth a visit because you can get some history of the ship wrecks. Good views of the river entrance and the reef.

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Coral Bay, Australia
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great views from this iconic lighthouse. Be there Sunday midday to hear fog horn blast. A credit to those who restored it. Nearby museum is really a credit to the community. So much history that gives a true insight into how things operated in 1800. You can even try your hand at morse code. Great for kids to learn. Definitely... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

A drive up, good carpark, footpath and some info signs. It's free app you can't expect to much, but the rugged coastline is worth being experienced. Do it if you're in the area.

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Thank Keirin J
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

We passed by the fairy penguin colony ground. It was closed for guided penguin tour. To our surprise, we were shown by a very friendly local an fairy penguin hiding in the bushes along the walkway to the light house. Be prepared for the strong wind when you walk around the light house!

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