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Second round of consultation begins on the future of Freycinet Peninsula

13/03/2019

Tasmania's unrivalled natural environment is a key driver in our nation-leading visitor economy and the Freycinet Peninsula is one of our most popular tourism destinations.More

Sustainable Timber Tasmania and Parks and Wildlife Service issue safety message

08/03/2019

Over the coming weeks, a number of roads inside of fire impacted areas will reopen.More

PWS Fire Update - Friday 22 February 2019

22/02/2019

To date, the fire area has affected around 94,000 ha (about 6%) of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) and approximately 42,476 ha (about 3.4%) of other reserves managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service.More

Low Head Light Station and Pilot Station

Introduction

Constructed in 1833, the Low Head Light Station was the third to be established in Australia and has operated continuously for over 170 years. It was Australia's oldest manned lightstation until recently, when automation was introduced.

The Low Head precinct includes a great diversity of 19th century maritime buildings, many of which remain remarkably intact. The Low Head Pilot Station comprise the earliest surviving pilot buildings in Australia.

The Low Head Light and Pilot stations played an invaluable role in the establishment of ensuring the safe passage of vessels from Bass Strait into the mouth of the Tamar river.