The Low Head Lighthouse
The Low Head Lighthouse
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Angela K
Brisbane, Australia6 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Great views, pretty Lighthouse close to Georgetown. If you visit Sundays at 12pm the volunteers sound the foghorn which is pretty epic.
Written 13 September 2023
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catkid3
Victoria, Australia148 contributions
May 2023
Nice looking lighthouse but not much to say about it. I popped up for a look while waiting for the penguin tour and found a good view of the bay, as well as some interesting signs about the local history.
Written 15 July 2023
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ReenieBabe
Brisbane, Australia113 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Very windy. Dress warmly. Everything closed when qe arrived but still able to take photos etc

Very informative signs around though
Written 9 April 2023
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PeterLangston
Tamworth, Australia1,005 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
The lighthouse has the unique feature of a resonator which creates a bellowing horn for marking the entrance point to the Tamar River. As per nomenclature, the lighthouse is on a low head, often shrouded in fog, so the bellowing horn is a useful adjunct. A lovely anecdote relates to its first months of operation. Farmers were concerned that their cow herds were disappearing, potentially decimating their livelihood. The answer came when more than a hundred of them were found to have gathered in the lighthouse precinct, apparently convinced that the bellowing resonator was in fact a new bull in the district
Written 25 February 2023
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Schlepper1939
Brisbane Region, Australia893 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
This lighthouse overlooks the Tamar estuary and has wonderful views. There is also a small museum, which includes an operative foghorn that is sounded at noon on Sundays,
Well worth a visit
Written 21 January 2023
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bobjanh
Brisbane, Australia2,217 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
The lighthouse is located in a coastal reserve which itself is pleasant to visit. Good views are offered of both the Tamar Estuary and the coastline to the east.

The lighthouse is an impressive structure and tours are on offer if you time it right.
Written 24 November 2022
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
Mar 2022
The Lighthouse was our next stop. We learned that the original was the second lighthouse built in Tasmania, the third in Australia. It was built by convict labour in 1833 to a design by John Lee Archer, Colonial Architect. The present lighthouse replaced it in 1888. It is now unmanned and fully automated. The keepers cottage now provides tourist accommodation. The information signage around the site is excellent, very informative. A plaque commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Rudder Cup Yacht Race, 1907-2007. Fantastic views along the coastline.
Written 9 May 2022
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Johanna
14 contributions
Apr 2022
We stayed in the West cottage. Had a gas heater and large bath. Just beautiful. Walked to the light house, sat on the seat looking out across Bass Straight. Saw penquins walking down the road. Fish and Chips in the care - and a winter swim. Just great spot.
Written 17 April 2022
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H.F. Callaghan
Cabramurra, Australia225 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
We took abit of a detour to George Town and the lighthouse. Great location and plenty to see. Very interesting history. Meet a local too there who was very knowledgeable on the Tamar, the light and the ship wrecks. Thank to Raynor - you’re a nice chap to tell us about all that wonderful history.
Written 10 February 2022
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danielkayelene
The Summit, Australia757 contributions
Dec 2021
This 1888 built lighthouse stands proudly at the end of a peninsula to guide vessels through the mouth of the Tamar River. Evidence of the penguin colony can be seen in the surrounding hills however because we were there mid-afternoon, we saw none. If you love lighthouses, this one is essential.
Written 30 January 2022
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