205 views as at the 4th of August 2013
Captured early morning as the sun rose from behind Mount Direction.
Mount Direction Semaphore Station Historic Site is located about 25km north of Launceston, on the east bank of the Tamar River.
From Launceston, take the East Tamar Highway (A8) and then turn onto Dalrymple Road (C809). You will need to walk to the summit – it is a relatively short walk of about 1.5 km which takes about 30 minutes.
The historic site contains the ruins of a stone building (built 1843), cast iron gates from the time of the pastoral lessees, a drystone wall, original eye bolts (used to stabilise the semaphore mast) and a wall and well to the north east. There is also a stone cairn (used by early surveyors to compile a trigonometric survey of Tasmania, quarries and postholes and some surface depressions.
Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania