Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

Tarraleah Power Station Lookout
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Papa_Panda
Coombabah, Australia90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
Great place to learn about and look down on an early part of Tasmania’s hydro history. Located at the entry to Tarraleah Homestead Accommodation. Parking is great and the documented history on the signs at the site are very informative.
Written March 30, 2022
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,593 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Staying in one of the cabins overnight and parked up at the lookout on our way in. Very informative and great foresight to provide a facility so that we tourists can learn a little about the marvels of the Tasmanian hydroelectric power supply. Excellent signage and technical details that we could understand. Great views from the lookout over the valley below and adjacent hillsides. We then headed back to the two towers that we spotted adjacent the entry road. They are surge towers and protect against pressure overload. Very worthwhile taking the short drive from the highway if not staying at Tarraleah.
Written May 22, 2022
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Richard P
95 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
A very dramatic view of the hydro pipes awaits at this lookout. Easy walking access makes it a must for anyone. Take a peek
Written December 5, 2019
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EllaA797
Tasmania, Australia30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
An extremely short walk from the car park and you have amazing views. Well worth a look. There are also a number of information panels about the power station and its construction, which are truly interesting.
Written June 14, 2022
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Granules2013
Darwin, Australia2,020 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
Good spot to stop on the drive to or from the west coast. Worth the quick detour to see the views down to the power station before past it. Make sure to go see the hairy cows nearby! Worth it!
Written February 21, 2022
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Mully 4124
Brisbane Region, Australia615 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
When you first travel around this area it’s interesting why all the big pipes and canals everywhere. Once we found out we had to stay at Tarraleah for a night to check it out. Over at the lookout at the top it’s plain to see the extensive hard yakka that these people back in the 1930’s did. What an amazing feat for so long ago. It’s a very interesting place to see some of Tassies history. Well worth a look.
Written June 29, 2019
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Adrianne K
Melbourne, Australia220 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Although we stayed at Tarraleah, I would say it is worth driving the few kilometres in from the highway to the lookout. You do see some pipes from the highway but get more of a understanding of the total complex going to the lookout. We found it tricky to find parking at first but it is available on the right just before the building. It is also worthwhile, after viewing, to drive on through the little town and stopping to read the information boards with photos and stories of when the town was a working concern - seek out the single man's hut too. Gives you a real understanding of the conditions the men worked under.
Written April 21, 2019
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Trevor G
Perth, Australia1,758 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
It’s worth deviating 2km off the Lyell Highway to view this monstrous valley which generates power. The lookout provides information on the ingenuity and hardships of the men who build this many years ago. Drop in for a “WOW” impression.
Written March 24, 2019
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mtpockets95
South Australia, Australia366 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Came across this lovely site by chance, so glad we did! The views were amazing & the forest around just stunning. Went for a bit of a hike, quite expected to see some Hobbits! Noticed a plaque near the viewing platform, was quite sad to read. Many years ago a young scout on a field trip had fallen & died. His parents & sister had installed it there as a testament to their son.
Written July 10, 2017
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Alan M
Gympie, Australia848 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Bit of a trek but very interesting to note a lot of this infrastructure was established in the 1930's, way ahead of the other States & the much lauded Snowy River. It may be an art deco town but more like a ghost town, not even a public loo for the spirits ! We met some people in Strahan who had to resort to "the bushes". Did see a Lyre Bird cross the road, apparently were introduced from the mainland.
Written June 2, 2017
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