Low Head Foghorn

Galleries, Museums and Collections

The Low Head Foghorn is sounded each Sunday at noon.
Located at the mouth of the Tamar Estuary, it is a unique piece of Tasmania’s maritime history. The Foghorn was installed in 1929 and decommissioned in 1973.
It was restored in early 2000 by a group of volunteers. It is the only operational G-type diaphone in the world.
The building also houses a very rare Gardner model 2 DCR kerosene engine.
Under ideal conditions, the Foghorn can be heard approximately 30 kilometres out to sea.
If you visit at a time other than noon Sundays, please feel free to use the QR codes on the signage to experience this unique attraction.
The associated Lighthouse was built in 1888, replacing the original 1833 convict-built structure. With an elevation of 43 metres, it dominates the headland.

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Lest We Forget - plaque, cenotaph, and Bofors gun

Max Harris Reserve & Memorial Rose Garden

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Inspiration Panel

Inspiration Panel

George Town

Inside of our gallery

Sculptured Gallery

Clarence Point, West Tamar

Maritime Museum

Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum

Low Head, George Town

Pink Poodle Vintage

Pink Poodle Vintage

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Carved from trees: Bearded men in nautical weather gear haul on ropes attached to a Telegraph cable

Windmill Point Tree Sculptures

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