Tag 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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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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Side roads

We returned to the main road from the Huon Camp and often took minor side roads to the edge of Lake Pedder or other vantage points. Not all the side roads were signposted. However, when the gravel surface looked as … Continue reading

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Huon Campground

The Huon Campground is another designated area for people to stay. Dense bush and tall trees cluster around the camping spaces so I imagine wind would not be a problem. Every space had a fireplace and a table with benches.  … Continue reading

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 A memorial for Les Southwell

Bunches of flowers and a hand written letter farewelling Les were strewn across the mountain indicator plaque on Red Knoll Lookout, albeit with rocks to prevent the strong winds blowing them away.  Who was Les, we wondered. He must have … Continue reading

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Identifying the mountains

On our trip to Lake Pedder we saw many different individual signs naming particular mountains. Our problem was that once we had travelled a few kilometres on from a sign, the angle at which we were seeing these mountains had … Continue reading

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Red Knoll Lookout

At the foot of a hill leading to the Red Knoll Lookout we passed a parked hired holiday van and three people casually walking upwards.  As we continued along the good gravel road we noticed skid marks and then before … Continue reading

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Scotts Peak Dam

The Scotts Peak Dam, built in 1973, is a rockfill embankment dam without a spillway across the Huon River.   The Institution of Engineers Australia has produced a leaflet which includes a sunny-day aerial photo of the dam. We continued along a … Continue reading

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