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.
re-constructed semaphore from the ruins of the old colonial signal
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.
track to the summit provides pleasant views in all direction.
is a good interpretation display at the tavern
the semaphore system