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Horsetail Falls walk now open

15/11/2017

Visitors to the West Coast are in for some spectacular views on the new Horsetail Falls walk near Queenstown.More

Bruny Island Neck lookout re-opens

10/11/2017

The walkways and lookout at the Bruny Island Neck will re-open to the public today, following the completion of a new, larger car park that will provide improved access to the popular lookout.More

Maintaining vigilance with campfires

03/11/2017

Parks and Wildlife Service staff have thanked the many campers who have heeded the restrictions placed on campfires and pot fires, but ask that park and reserve visitors continue to take care while the fire risk remains high in certain areas of the State.More

Low Head Light Station and Pilot Station

Access

The Low Head Light Station and Pilot Station are located on the north coast at the eastern head at the mouth of the Tamar River. Access is via the East Tamar Highway (A8) from Launceston north to Georgetown, a distance of 51 kilometres. Low Head is about 6km further north of Georgetown along the Low Head Road. Travelling time is about 45 minutes from Launceston.

The entry to the Light Station is off Low Head Road through a formed gateway. It leads to a small public car park, with a gravel drive continuing to the top of the headland.

The Light Station area is about 9 hectares in size and is part of a much larger maritime precinct that encompasses the whole of the Low Head Peninsula.