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Easter safety is paramount for our parks and reserves

18/04/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service encourages visitors and Tasmanians alike to get outdoors and get active - especially in our parks and reserves.More

Good news, Hartz Mountain National Park and other tracks are open!

17/04/2019

In time for Easter walking, PWS have been able to re-open a number of tracks.More

New Mt Mawson Shelter officially opened ahead of ski season

29/03/2019

The new Mt Mawson Public Shelter was today officially opened and will provide a new level of amenity for southern Tasmania's only ski field, as well as upgraded facilities for bushwalkers heading to the iconic Tarn Shelf walk in Mt Field National Park.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.