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Gordon Dam, Strathgordon

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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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  • We visited in wild weather in Sept 21 - but had the right gear! Wonderful site - wish I was young enough to go down and walk the wall.  more »
  • Located 2.5 hours from Hobart into the Wild West, the place almost feels like the end of the road. The road to the Gordon Dam goes through some interesting vistas during winter. Free entry to...  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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