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Gordon Dam, Strathgordon

4.8
#48 of 243 in Parks in Tasmania
Must see · Dam · Nature / Park
The Gordon Dam, also known as the Gordon River Dam, is a major gated double curvature concrete arch dam with a controlled spillway across the Gordon River, located in South West Tasmania, Australia. The impounded reservoir is called Lake Gordon.

The dam was constructed in 1974 by the Hydro Electric Corporation (TAS) for the purpose of generating hydro-electric power via the conventional Gordon Power Station located below the dam wall.
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  • What a stunning feet of engineering! A steep climb up and down the stairs to the dam, but totally worth every step!  more »
  • If open and you feel up to it, walk down the stairs to get a feel of how large the structure is. it's an easy walk on safe stairs  more »
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  • Spectacular view, iconic dam. In summer flies will spoil the mood. Very limited access to the dam wall if you can't do stairs. The 'shop' on site has been closed for some time, which is a shame. Opening it might bring some life into this site that deserves more attention.
  • A must see destination in Tasmania for any nature lover. Amazing roads to get you there with occasional sleepy townships, giving way to stunning natural scenery. 270km from Hobart, Part motorcyclist's / motorist's nirvana in the journey to the destination (read bends, twists and occasional straights), part breathtaking views on the way there, making the destination all the more worth the journey there.

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