Category Archives: Lake Pedder

Returning to Hobart

Despite having prepared a packed lunch we decided to drive towards Hobart and stop at Maydena for a hot drink and to eat our lunch there. By good fortune we discovered the contemporary and smart Mountain Café, and basking in … Continue reading

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The Serpentine Dam and River

The Serpentine Dam holds back the water of Lake Pedder. The stony river bed lies on the other side of the dam wall.    The River bed is deep below, and contains water from hillside waterfalls.  This river water flows … Continue reading

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Serpentine Boat Ramp

I knew of a business that runs exploratory 4 day holiday trips that include kayaking on Lake Pedder –  Wild Pedder. In addition,  I knew their starting point is the Serpentine Boat Ramp, so we drove down a short good … Continue reading

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Heading towards the Serpentine

The inclement conditions stopped us lingering around Lake Gordon and its electricity generating infrastructure. Heading east we looked for the road to take us to the Serpentine Dam and River. It was signposted and easy to find. In all, only … Continue reading

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Lake Gordon Power Station

Through the rain we followed a side road back around a hill or two, and glimpsed Lake Gordon. Then we took an opportunity to look briefly at the external parts of the Power Station. According to Hydro Tasmania, “Gordon is the largest … Continue reading

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Cable car?

On a side road not far from the Gordon Dam we found the disused and abandoned ‘pod’ shown in the photo below.  We surmised it was important during the dam construction. Perhaps pods such as these were a type of … Continue reading

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The Gordon River

Hundreds of metres below, the remnant of the Gordon River can be seen flowing.  Wikipedia provides information about the river, the difficulty of accessing the area between the dam wall and the Gordon Splits:  “ Geraldine Brooks wrote a piece in the National … Continue reading

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