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Visitor safety under the spotlight in new walker safety video

16/04/2018

Visitor safety in Tasmania's national parks and reserves has received a major investment with a suite of projects, including a new feature video on bushwalking preparation and safety.More

Draft Frenchmans Cap Recreation Zone Plan 2018

12/04/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has released the Draft Recreation Zone Plan 2018 for the Frenchmans Cap area.More

Redeveloped Lake Tahune Hut now open

12/04/2018

A locally designed and built, energy-efficient and sustainable hut is now welcoming bushwalkers at Lake Tahune on the Frenchmans Cap Track in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.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.