Once we decided to visit the Tamar Valley, the next step was working out where we would stay. I wanted something family friendly that could house our family of five with enough space to run around and close to cool attractions.
Enter Low Head Tourist Park.
At the time of booking, I didn’t know anything about Low Head or had even heard of it before. After some quick searching, it seemed like a great place to base ourselves especially as I love penguins and the opportunity to see them was just up the road. So we booked and started getting excited for our trip!
Was it any good?
If you are looking for the best Low Head accommodation or simply somewhere to stay in the Tamar Valley like us, you will love what we have for you here. Below, you will find our full Low Head Tourist Park review including what the rooms are like, what facilities exist and where you can find this Low Head caravan park, Tasmania.
Low Head Tourist Park Review: Top Low Head Accommodation
We stayed at Low Head Tourist Park with our three kids aged between four and ten.
There are a variety of options for your stay at Low Head Tourist Park and they market themselves for people who want an economical stay.
There are powered and unpowered sites for campers and caravaners. Some have great water views and two have private ensuites.
There are budget family cabins for four to five people which are fully self contained with private facilities and a dining/lounge area. All accommodation has heating and air conditioning.
There are also studio cabins for singles and couples with double beds and private facilities, self contained kitchens and dining/lounge areas.
Finally, there are water view cottages which are their top choice with balconies with water views. They have a main room with dining area, lounge, queen bed and kitchen, a bedroom with two bunk beds and a bathroom. They are relatively spacious and well appointed.
We stayed in one of these cottages.
Water View Cottages
Our water view cottage was well presented and very comfortable. We especially loved the water views from the private balcony.
On entering the cottage, you are right in the main room with kitchen facilities to the right and the bathroom to the left.
The bathroom has a shower, toilet and basin as well as a second door directly into the kids’ bedroom. This bedroom has two lots of single bunks, all linen and spare blankets and pillows as well as a couple of shelves.
The main room has a queen sized bed, TV, the fully equipped kitchen including a full oven and stove and a dining table with four chairs. There’s also a big couch and small hanging space and a couple of shelves. An iron and ironing board is available as well as a broom.
On the balcony, there are two chairs and a small table. The chairs are handy for the dining table too if you have more than four people like us.
The bed and linen is very comfortable and the cottage is well presented. However, we were slightly disappointed as we had expected two separate bedrooms – with the main bed being in a bedroom rather than in the open plan living area and I did find the material that described the cottage misleading on this front. When it described a “second bedroom”, I had assumed there would be a first.
Our cottage was very quiet and we had a great sleep. Everything was spotlessly clean and we were very happy with our cottage.
Low Head Caravan Park Facilities
While this park isn’t chock a block with facilities, there’s everything you need. For campers, there’s modern amenities blocks including a campers’ kitchen with sink, oven, stove, microwave, fridge, kettle and toaster. All sites come with water and sullage.
There are undercover BBQ areas and two guest laundries. Washing machines and dryers cost $4 each per load on our visit.
There is also a small playground that our kids enjoyed and plenty of space to ride bikes. The Kanamaluka Trail runs between George Town and the lighthouse in Low Head and is directly across the street so if you have bikes, you can easily ride to many local attractions.
Everything at the park is well looked after and presents very well. From the moment we drove in with the well tended grass, we thought we were somewhere special.
While there are no dining options on site, you can prepare your own meals if you book self contained accommodation or use the camp kitchen. There are also 5 BBQs across the park that guests can use.
For lunch and dinner, there is the Pilot Station Café at the Low Head Historic Precinct. Check its opening hours before visiting. There are also eating options in George Town just a couple of kilometres away. We had some great fish and chips from George Town Takeaway.
Low Head Tourist Park Tasmania Location
Low Head Tourist Park is just a couple of kilometres north of George Town and a similar distance to the Low Head Historic Precinct. This makes it handy to many attractions in the Tamar Valley and north coast of Tasmania.
Located near the mouth of the Tamar, there are some great views with only the coastline across the road.
We had a great stay at Low Head Tourist Park. It was perfect for us, so close to the great attractions of the area and very comfortable and spacious for us as a family.
When we were in the cottage, the kids had plenty of space both inside and to run around outside at the playground and around the park. Across the road is coastline and rock pools to explore.
I appreciated how well maintained and pretty everything looks and how good a night sleep I got.
We would happily stay here again. In fact, I can’t wait to come back to Low Head!
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Sharon grew up in Tasmania, moved away and then came back with her family twenty years later. She loves re-discovering her home state and sharing it with you here.