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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 MV Iron Baron ran aground on Hebe Reef, off Low Head, causing the worst oil disaster in Australia's history.

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  • 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 MV Iron Baron ran aground on Hebe Reef, off Low Head, causing the worst oil disaster in Australia's history.
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  • Low Head Pilot Station
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  • 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 MV Iron Baron ran aground on Hebe Reef, off Low Head, causing the worst oil disaster in Australia's history. The foghorn, a 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.
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