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New picnic facilities for Penny's Lagoon

08/08/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed the construction of a new picnic shelter at Penny's Lagoon within the Lavinia State Reserve on King Island.
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Celebrating World Ranger Day

31/07/2018

The work of Tasmania's rangers is vital in the daily management of our 19 national parks and more than 800 reserves, encompassing approximately 50 per cent of the State.
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Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation

22/03/2018

Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.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.