8.8 out of 10

Low Head

-41.1231960503332 146.873453860228
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
Sep 29, 2015

"A beautiful getaway"

Low Head is a small suburb steeped in history and natural beauty. It's located at the mouth of the great Tamar river, where Australia's oldest light house /pilot station still operates, and fairy penguins come up on to the beach. It's about 45 minutes drive from Launceston. It can be a very windy spot being at the tip of Northern Tassie where you experience high winds/ roaring forties. Many houses in Low Head have wonderful views to the Tamar River or the Bass Strait ocean. There are some lovely places to stay here too in terms of holiday accommodation. Low Head is popular with tourists in Spring and Summer. Fishing is good here. But if you are looking for shops or restaurants, there is pretty much nothing out here, you need to drive a short 5 minute drive to neighbouring George Town to find them. Low Head is a lovely, quiet suburb for retirees and commuters to live in, or to have a weekend holiday house.
Pros
  • Natural beauty
  • Penguins
  • Low cost of living
Cons
  • No convenience stores in Low Head
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"Relax and unwind"

Low Head is an easy drive from the city of Launceston, around 45mins to the centre. Only a few minutes drive from the great facilities in Georgetown,where you will find supermarkets, bakeries,newsagent,boutique stores and terrific tea shops. Enjoy a meal at the waterfront Pier Hotel or the resort style York Cove with stunning views over historic York Cove.
Low Head is a beautiful beach side community with both permanent and holiday homes.
Unspoilt beaches to explore, magnificent sunsets, safe swimming, a light house and two Lead lights, make this the perfect destination to enjoy a quiet lifestyle so many can only dream about.
Affordable house prices and holiday accommodation here.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees