Tag Archives: Lake Pedder

A trip to South West Tasmania- leaving Bathurst Harbour-22 of 26

Late afternoon when the two zodiacs returned and were hoisted onto deck, the anchor was weighed (demudded at length), and we set off on a leisurely cruise around parts of Bathurst Harbour.  The end of day sun shone to sharpen … Continue reading

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A trip to South West Tasmania-the airstrip and beyond at Melaleuca-14 of 26

From the home we wandered back past the Museum and down to the gravel airstrip where I’d watched a couple of tiny planes land and take off earlier. From there a few of us trundled across the glaringly white gravel … 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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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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