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Tamar Valley: Georgetown & Low Head

Tamar Valley: Georgetown & Low Head

Wednesday May 29, 2013

The Tamar Valley stretches north from Launceston to Bass Strait and includes some wonderful historic and gourmet traveling in the north of Tasmania. There are some really nice locations to shoot along the river, with brightly coloured lichen on rocks and reedy marshes along the river. At the mouth of the Tamar is Low Head & Georgetown which are rich in Tasmanian history and provide many great landscapes for the photographically motivated.

Tamar River, northern Tasmania

Tamar River, northern Tasmania

The lighthouse marks the end of the East Tamar Highway and is a good vantage point for sunrises over the rocky coast. The lighthouse itself is a popular photography location and it is quite a nice lighthouse complete with red stripes. Photographing the lighthouse from the sandy foreshore is a very enjoyable option, and if you are there early in the morning to capture the sunrise you might even see a few early rising penguins on their way to the sea!

Sunrise from Low Head, Tasmania

Sunrise from Low Head, Tasmania

Lighthouse at Low Head on the Tamar River

Lighthouse at Low Head on the Tamar River

The Low Head Pilot Station is another area of historic interest in the Tamar Valley with a series of charming white cottages with red roofs and picket fences. There is a cafe and museum here so it is a nice place to relax.

Low Head Pilot Station, Tamar Valley

Low Head Pilot Station, Tamar Valley

For more information on the Tamar Valley region check out the “Provincial Tamar” site. In addition to the main Georgetown & Low Head area, there are many beautiful beaches such as Bellbouy Beach and the small coastal towns such as Bellingham and Weymouth, not to mention wineries, golf courses and other gourmet delights!

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