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Low Head

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(4.5/5 based on 480+ reviews for 4 attractions)
Things to do: historic sites, museums
Low Head is a suburb of George Town, Tasmania, on a peninsula at the mouth of the Tamar River, 5 kilometres north-west of the town centre.It is a very popular snorkel and scuba diving area during much of the year, with extensive wide, unspoiled beaches.The area also has a lighthouse, beaches and a penguin colony. At the 2006 census, Low Head had a population of 474.In 1996 the ran aground on Hebe Reef, off Low Head, causing the worst oil disaster in Australia's history.The Fog Horn Chance Bros. 'Type G' diaphone at Low Head Lighthouse is the only operable foghorn of its type and is popular with tourists as it is sounded at noon every Sunday.HistoryThe first Low Head Post Office opened on 12 September 1887 and closed in 1894.
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