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Overland Track re-opens for walkers

02/02/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that the Overland Track will re-open to bushwalkers as of Wednesday morning, 3 February 2016.More

Join in World Wetlands Day celebrations

28/01/2016

The Tamar Island Wetlands Centre will host a range of free activities on Tuesday 2 February 2016 to celebrate World Wetlands Day.More

Major fire fighting effort protecting public and state's important values

27/01/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service General Manager Peter Mooney has acknowledged the efforts of Department staff, Tasmania Fire Service, volunteers and interstate firefighters who are continuing to undertake a major effort to protect values and infrastructureMore

Low Head Light Station and Pilot Station

Introduction

Constructed in 1833, the Low Head Light Station was the third to be established in Australia and has operated continuously for over 170 years. It was Australia's oldest manned lightstation until recently, when automation was introduced.

The Low Head precinct includes a great diversity of 19th century maritime buildings, many of which remain remarkably intact. The Low Head Pilot Station comprise the earliest surviving pilot buildings in Australia.

The Low Head Light and Pilot stations played an invaluable role in the establishment of ensuring the safe passage of vessels from Bass Strait into the mouth of the Tamar river.