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Low Head Pilot Station Accommodation

The overall site from the South aspect, with the Museum, Pilots and School House in the foreground
The Low Head Lighthouse, the view from the Light Keepers Shack sunroom
Stained Glass original in the Low Head Chapel, kitchen opens to sunny patio
Sunroom beneath the lighthouse, perched on the clifftop of Low Head
The cosy romance of a boatcrew cottage on the Pilot Station
The Low Head sunsets over the water with norfolk island pines
Safe swimming spots and great fishing  rocks
Beautiful historic features in all houses, family dining, natural light filled spaces
Schoolhouse, convict built, heritage, beach, cottage stay, coastal getaway, Tamar River
Low Head Pilot Station offers unique accommodations, maritime museum, lighthouse, penguin tours and a rustic seafood shack diner dotted across a historic waterfront precinct. Suiting couples, families and groups (50+), located 40 minutes drive from Launceston. A central destination for traveling between Cradle Mountain, Derby and Barnbougle. Convict-built cottages (C.1825), feature renovated bathrooms, kitchens and quality linen while guests experience the soundtrack of the fairy penguins on sunset and the rumble under foot of mighty ships navigating the treacherous reef. The Seafood Shack is rustic casual; the perfect drop-in for a burger and beer after riding the local MTB trails, or a family feast of fish and chips by the water. The menu focuses on local seafood, beer, wine, and cider. It's relaxed, affordable, and friendly like the old days. The accommodation collection includes the one-of-a-kind Light Keepers House; nestled beside the Light House on the very tip of the Low Head peninsula. The exquisitely renovated Luxury Low Head Chapel, couple style little boat crew cottages; the original Schoolhouse of Low Head Pilot Station renovated to a stunning three bedroom waterfront home, The Queenslander and Pilots House with dramatic waterfront positions ideal for larger groups and the Boatmans Houses which are tough family beach houses perfect for sandy feet and little kids.


Boat Ramp



Family Friendly

Outdoor Dining Area

Outdoor Furniture

Does not cater for people with access needs.

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Boat crew's West Cottage

A semi-detached self-contained cottage within the Low Head Pilot Station Historic Precinct. Boat Crew’s West cottage is perfect for a couples getaway. Get cosy together in your heritage home away from home. The living room and bedroom windows look out towards the Maritime museum from across the green. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need for your self contained couples getaway. Take a long soak in the bath within your spacious bathroom. Providing one bedroom with a Queen bed, a comfortable living room, fully equipped kitchen-dining space, and a spacious bathroom with separate bath and shower.

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Boat Crew's East Cottage

A white picket-fenced semi-detached cottage within the Low Head Pilot Station Historic Precinct. Providing one bedroom with Queen bed, comfortable living room, fully equipped kitchen with dining space and shower room.

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Boatman's East

The Boatman's East Cottage is the furthest East out of all the cottages and is closest to the entrance of Low Head Pilot Station Historic Precinct. This cottage has its own large office space so is great for those who are working away from home or those who want to stay and host a meeting from the same location. Accommodating up to four guests with two bedrooms, one with a Queen and one with two singles. Providing a renovated bathroom with walk in shower, with separate toilet room, kitchen with dining area, cosy living room, sunny courtyard.

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Boatmans West

This cottage has its own great sunny aspects and views across the lush lawns, it makes for a great longer stay and is well equipped. Accommodating up to five guests with two bedrooms, both with queen beds, one little reading nook room with single. Bathroom with separate toilet room, washing machine, modern kitchen with large dining area, cosy living room and sunny outdoor courtyard with furniture for dining.

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Coxswain's House

The Coxswain's cottage is closest to the Pilot boat and stone break wall - which is a great location to fish from. Just around the corner is the public boat ramp and the garden back gate opens up so that you may park your car within your privately fenced off back garden if you so wish. It is a white picket fenced cottage furthest West within the Low Head Pilot Station Historic Precinct and is a lovely location to watch the sunset behind the water. Accommodating up to nine guests with four bedrooms, one Queen bedroom, another with three single beds, a third with two single beds and lastly one with a single bed and a pull out sofa bed.

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The Schoolhouse

Purpose-built in 1866, as a Schoolhouse to provide education to the Pilot’s & Coxswain’s children. The Schoolhouse retains a sunny charm and has a lot of character. There are three bedrooms; one with a Queen bed, and two with two single beds. Providing a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and breakfast table, shower room, separate dining room, privately white-picket fenced garden with a barbecue and a spacious living room with Tamar river views. The Schoolhouse is a child’s stone throw to Pilot’s Bay.

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Boatman's House

The Boatman's cottage is a detached white picket fenced cottage within the Low Head Pilot Station Historic Precinct with private front and back garden and barbecue. This cottage has not one, but two living rooms looking out onto the green. Accommodating up to six guests with three bedrooms, one with a Queen bed, and two with two single beds. Providing a bathroom with separate shower, bath and basin and toilet room, kitchen-dining space, two living areas and a private back garden.

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The Light Keeper's House

Ever wondered what it may be like to be a Light Keeper? The Light Keeper’s house built in 1941 is found right at the tip-top of the Low Head peninsular next to Low Head Lighthouse. There are three bedrooms, one bedroom with one bedroom a Queen bed, second with a queen and the third has four single beds. It has two bathrooms, a dining room, living room, fully equipped kitchen, and laundry facilities. It features breath-taking view’s over the Bass Strait to sit and watch yacht’s drift by. Listen for the sound of the Penguins at dusk, with Tasmania National Parks as your back yard: expect garden visitors of Pademelon, bandicoot and rabbits.

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The Queenslander

Perched on a hill set within Tasmania National Park grounds sits the Queenslander. Providing high ceilings, hallways of polished wood floors, cosey living room and a large fully equipped kitchen dining room and laundry facilities. There are four bedrooms, two with Queen beds, and two with three single beds, one and a half bathrooms (two toilets). The Queenslander makes the most of this stunning location with a wrap-around verandah, where you can watch over the Penguin reserve, peer down the Tamar River, look out towards the Bass Strait, gaze up at Low Head Lighthouse. Enjoy garden evening visits from pademelons, rabbits, bandicoots and sometimes there are sheep roaming the other side of your garden fence.

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The Pilot's House

The Pilot's House features stunning waterside views from the master bedroom and living room. Sit and read nautical tales. Are you a creative? Submerge yourself in inspiration with this view to write, to illustrate, to paint. Accommodating up to eight guests - there are four bedrooms, two with two single beds, one with a Queen bed and a Master bedroom with a Queen bed and en-suite shower room. In total there are three toilets, two showers and one bath. Providing a spacious living room, dining room, back porch with outdoor furniture and barbecue, fully equipped kitchen and separate reading nook. There are stone steps leading down to Pilot's Bay beach from just outside the back garden.

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Low Head Chapel - Luxury

Luxuriously renovated in 2022 the Low Head Chapel is a couples retreat overlooking the waters of Pilots Bay. Heritage elements have been restored and featured throughout with stained glass brought to life in a modern galley kitchen spilling onto a sunny garden patio. A deep bath, rain shower, mezzanine reading loft, stunning light filled lounge space and queen bedroom make the chapel a truly serene experience where your fur friend is also welcome.


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