Category Archives: Lake Pedder

Returning from the west, from Strathgordon-part 3 of 3

Five minutes’ walk from the Pedder Wilderness Lodge we’d noted a sign ‘Forest Trail 30 mins’. No track should be left untrod and so I walked its length as soon as I had left my room in the morning. The … Continue reading

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Going west beyond Strathgordon-part 2 of 3

Time and again, bright piercing sunshine alternated quickly with the sky dumping major loads of water as the new morning emerged. From my room I could see a sopping but dramatically beautiful landscape. Later, when we drove west towards the … Continue reading

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Going west to Strathgordon-part 1 of 3

Last Saturday, mid-morning my friend and I set out for a calm and unmeasured drive into western Tasmania – to a location way north of the relatively inaccessible Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour, and south east from the west coast … Continue reading

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Out west to Lake Pedder and beyond

On Saturday I travelled to the area around Lake Pedder and Strathgordon before settling into the comfortable Pedder Wilderness Lodge, then returning today (on Monday). Three years ago I undertook another journey to this remote part of Tasmania – not … Continue reading

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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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