Low Head


Low Head is five kilometres north of George Town on the north coast of Tasmania. Located on the eastern side of the Tamar River, this small town is home to Australia’s oldest continuously operating pilot station.
Classified as an historic town, the Pilot Station Maritime Museum boasts an impressive collection of maritime memorabilia including early diving equipment and items from the countless shipwrecks off this coast. The lighthouse was built in 1888 to replace the former convict-built lighthouse and the surrounding grounds offer beautiful views out across the Tamar River mouth.
Low Head is popular among locals as a holiday destination with safe swimming beaches and excellent surfing at East Beach. You can also join a nocturnal tour and watch fairy penguins as they come up the beach to nest at dusk.

Quick Facts

Low Head is an Urban Location area within the local government area of George Town  in Tasmania, it is located approximately 206kms from the capital Hobart and extends over an area of 22.402 square kilometres. Low Head has a recorded population of 572 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Hobart.

If you are planning a visit to Low Head we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Low Head and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.