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a pictorial guide to Tasmania's natural attractions

 

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Tamar Valley and the North Coast

MT DIRECTION

An interesting walk between on the East Tamar is to the old Signal Station on Mt Direction.  The hilly terrain in the valley was used in the early colonial days to establish an elaborate semaphore signal system to communicate between Low Head and Launceston.  Take the right turn 200 metres past the Signal Station Tavern on the East Tamar  Highway.  There is a small car park and shelter on the right just off the main road.  The track to the old signal station winds its way around the northern side of the 'hill'.  It is a fairly steep track through light eucalypt bush and requires a basic level of fitness.

The re-constructed semaphore from the ruins of the old colonial signal station. The location provides an uninterrupted view south to Launceston and Mt George, Georgetown to the north.  The semaphore in Launceston is on Windmill Hill behind the swimming centre in High Street.  

 

Shelter and BBQ at the commencement of the track.

 

The track to the summit provides pleasant views in all direction.

 

SIGNAL STATION TAVERN

Counter Meals etc

There is a good interpretation display at the tavern

for the semaphore system restoration