Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum
Your Benefit: Single Entry
Regular Price: Adult $5.00 Child $3.00
||399 Low Head Road, Low Head, TAS
||(03) 6382 1143
||Daily 10am - 4pm
On picturesque Low Head peninsula at the mouth of the Tamar River is Australia's oldest pilot station. The pilot station has been in continuous use since 1807. It is a delightful collection of cottages in a beautiful setting. The Maritime Museum occupies the 1835 Pilots Row, the oldest and largest building on the site. It tells stories of shipping on the Tamar River, and has relics of the days of sail and steam. Following your visit to the museum, continue on to the headland. Pass the cable staion, once part of the telegraph link between Tasmania and Victoria.
Further on is Australia's third oldest light station, with its grand light house and the only operating G-type fog horn in the Southern Hemisphere. It sounds at noon each Sunday. You can also see one of the replica semaphore masts, which relayed messages between Low Head and Launceston until 1858.