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Low Head

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Nature & Wildlife Tours · Lighthouses · Military 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 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 colony of little penguins (Eudyptula minor). At the 2016 census, Low Head had a population of 572.In 1996 the ran aground on Hebe Reef, off Low Head, causing the worst oil disaster in Australia's history.The foghorn 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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