Visit Low Head at the mouth of the Tamar River is Australia’s oldest pilot station 1805. It is a delightful collection of cottages in a beautiful setting. The Maritime Museum occupies the oldest and largest building on the site. It tells stories of shipping on the Tamar River, and has an extensive display of relics from the days of sail and steam. The Museum is a delight for families with something of interest for people of all ages. Here children may steer the ship’s helm, operate the engine room telegraphs, sound the fog horn, ring the ship’s bell and send messages in Morse Code.
On the grounds is a café. A visit here is a great place for families with beautiful beaches, picnic areas, and stunning walks and bike rides. There is a Caravan Park nearby and heritage accommodation available on site.
You can also visit Australia’s third oldest light station, with its grand lighthouse on the headland. Here also is the only operating G-type fog horn in the Southern Hemisphere. It sounds at noon each Sunday.
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