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Waddamana Power Station Museum

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Address: Main Road, Waddamana, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: 61 3 62596158

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Wonderfully preserved historic site

This is a must do/see for anyone interested in local history, machines, engineering and cool stuff. The Waddamana Power Station Museum is rich in history and information and i... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
Shane B
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Hobart, Australia
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the drive (nothing is very far in Tasmania) to find this wonderfully preserved old power station. Entry is free. The plant has been kept exactly as it was on the last day of it producing hydro power for Tasmania. The DVDs played for visitors is informative, tracing the history of the power station since its inception in 1910... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This is a must do/see for anyone interested in local history, machines, engineering and cool stuff. The Waddamana Power Station Museum is rich in history and information and i found the location beautiful. As well as being able to see and touch all of the 9 water turbines you can also see the store/tool room and the machines used to... More 

1 Thank Shane B
Canberra, Australia
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419 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

For my husband, this was the museum for him, as he wandered around thinking about the Exciters and the Switches, and how they worked, etc. For me, without the engineering interest, it was great to think about what this place was and meant. It's well worth the drive in to see this old 1910s-1920s station.

Thank Sue T
Hobart, Australia
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35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Waddamana Power Station Museum is set old and rustic. Bring a jumper! The station sits below gigantic penstocks / pipes - very impressive sight. There is also an old village with lovely old houses and gardens - you can easily imagine what life may have been like nearly 100 years ago. Wildlife is everywhere - we saw kookaburra's, kangaroo's, wallaby's... More 

5 Thank MerrenW
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Fabulous museum of the old Waddamana power station. Dirt road into Waddamana is not a problem just take it easy, we had a great day with the weather sunny & no snow but it might be a bit slippery if it's wet. The museum is the old power station so it's very big & you do a self guided tour,... More 

5 Thank J P
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56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The Waddamana Power Station Museum is an disused power station that used to harness the waters of Tasmania's Great Lake from about 1910 until decommissioned in 1965. The power station has a large number of historical exhibits of machinery, dioramas, and three rooms with mannequins and historical equipment that engineers and support staff would have used at the time. The... More 

5 Thank foz405
Sydney, Australia
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238 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I'm not really into this kind of thing but we went because my man works in the power industry and well, we just had to. some things were mildly interesting to me, but for my man, he was like a kid in a candy store. I had to pretty much drag him out otherwise it would have been an all... More 

3 Thank Shazz P
Leeds, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This place deserves to be more widely advertised and visited. Don't let the unsealed road put you off any car can do it just don't go too fast especially on bends. The old hydro station has been preserved in excellent condition. Each major piece of machinery has been sectioned to show how it works. Lots of hands on stuff for... More 

2 Thank Plowst
LONGFORD Australia
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

i have taken many overseas guests to visit this place and they wonder where we are going until the view takes their breathe away. then when they see what is inside it is hard to get them moving again to next site of the fossils at the river crossing. one guest after reading the dates said that while the yanks... More 

1 Thank ROB149
Melbourne, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The sign on the Lake Highway pointed 17km down a fairly smooth dirt road. We thought the kids (aged 7 and 9) would like to see how Tasmania makes its clean, green power, and they did! The road was good, with only a few potholes, and took us through high alpine meadows before plunging down into a steep valley to... More 

3 Thank Michaela_Patel

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