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Low Head Australia
Low Head TAS

Low Head Australia


A Small hamlet located on a peninsula in the Northern Midlands region of Tasmania, Low Head is some 252kms north of Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania and 55km north of Launceston. The historic seaside escape houses many beautiful beaches and an intriguing old lighthouse and keepers cottage. History buffs mustnt miss a visit to the nearby George Town with some of the oldest buildings in Tasmania, and wine-lovers are sure to be pleased with the award-winning cool-climate wines on the Tamar Valley Wine Route. In the municipality of the George Town Council, Low Head has a population of 474 souls.

Low Head Attractions


The historic Pilot station, established in1805 is Australias oldest continually operating station. Inside, the Pilot Station Maritime Museum contains interesting maritime historical items, archives and displays. A charming 1888 built lighthouse is situated at the head of the peninsula with great views over the river mouth, and penguins are often seen returning to their homes near the lighthouse at dusk. World-class diving is also popular off the Low Head Pilots Station.


Low Head Beaches


Many great surfing and safe swimming beaches are located in and around Low Head, such as Bellbuoy Beach, Potato Hill and East Beach.

Low Head - Near by


The nearby George Town provides Low Head with most amenities and offers more great beaches. Tasmanias oldest town is also comprised of many heritage buildings of historical importance. Beginning just south of George Town, the well renowned Tamar Valley Wine Route offers an abundance of fine food and widely acclaimed cool-climate wines.