Here you’ll find a sampling of what’s on offer in the Provincial Tamar region. And there’s plenty more besides, just waiting for you to discover.
Maritime and Colonial History
Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum (Low Head)
Housed in a series of cottages built by convicts in the 1835, the museum features 12 rooms. Open 10am-4pm daily. Nearby, you’ll also find the historic lighthouse and foghorn.
Historic Semaphore Station Site (Mt. Direction)
As well as a clear view to Mt. George, this site contains the remains of dwellings dating from the 1800s, thought to have been inhabited by signalmen.
Bass and Flinders Centre (George Town)
This museum is houses a number of replica colonial boats. It also features recreations of elements of daily life for convicts and colonial settlers in the region.
Old Watch House (George Town)
Situated in an historic gaol site dating from 1843, this acclaimed museum has been operating since 2004.
Wildlife, Nature and Walks
Low Head Penguin Tours (Low Head)
Join an experienced guide for your best chance of seeing the local penguins coming in to nest by the beach each night.
Weymouth Beach (Weymouth)
A 1km stretch of sandy beach facing north onto the Bass Strait, with tidal pool and boat ramp. There’s a small community in Weymouth, and a caravan park for camping.
Lagoon Swamp (Low Head)
A remnant of native habitat in an area that has largely been cleared for development.
East Beach to Bell Buoy Beach Coastal Walk (Low Head)
A 4.5km walk across beach and dunes, moving east over a headland.
Food and Wine
Cove Bar and Restaurant (York Cove)
Fine dining incorporating seasonal Tasmanian produce, with an extensive range of local wines matched to dishes, waterfront location and spectacular sunset views.
Hillwood Berry Farm (Hillwood)
Serving and retailing produce direct from the farm and selected local providores. Kids will love picking their own berries. Closed over winter.
Jansz Wine Room (Pipers Brook)
This cellar door and restaurant offers deluxe sparkling wines in stunning surroundings.
Bay of Fires Wineries (Pipers River)
This cellar door and restaurant offers award-winning wines, fine cheese platters, coffee and tea in tranquil surroundings.