Towns in Australia

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Low Head TAS

Low Head

Postcode: 7253

Low Head is a small hamlet located on a peninsula by the same name 5 km north-west of George Town, Tasmania. On the mouth of the Tamar River. It is best known for its world-class diving off the Low Head Pilots Station. The town has a light house, a beach and a penguin colony.

The little town, which could be regarded as almost part of George Town is popular during the summer time.

In 1996 the Iron Baron ran aground on Hebe Reef, off Low Head, causing the worst oil disaster in Australia’s history.

The Chance Bros. ‘Type G’ foghorn at the Low Head Lightouse is the only operable horn of its type and is popular with tourists. It is sounded at noon each Sunday.