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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The Gordon Dam

Ahead and below lay the Gordon Dam wall and all its structures.  This marvel of engineering was completed in 1974.  The mighty wall holds back Lake Gordon; As at early October 2017, the lake level is approximately 23 metres down … Continue reading

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Morning has broken

The moment I woke on Day 3, excitement pulsed through me. Was it snowing outside? Was the sun out?  I checked.  Hmmm.  Relentless but not driving rain.  As always Jeanette and I would not be thwarted.  We packed the car, … Continue reading

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Mt Eliza

The track to Mt Anne via Mt Eliza starts from Condominium Creek and its car park.  We planned to walk some way up the Mt Eliza track. First we approached the registration ‘shed’. I was very impressed with these sheds … Continue reading

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