Lake Pedder, Strathgordon, Tasmania

Leaving Mount Field National Park we headed west to Strathgordon and Lake Pedder where we would be staying for one night at the Pedder Wilderness Lodge. The drive went through beautiful countryside with large forests, bush and stunning mountains.

Road from Mount Field National Park to Lake Pedder, Tasmania
Road from Mount Field National Park to Lake Pedder, Tasmania

One section of the forest had been badly damaged by the large forest fire in January 2019 but alread was showing signs of regeneration.

Road from Strathgordon to Mount Field National Park, Tasmania
Road from Strathgordon to Mount Field National Park, Tasmania

Pedder Wilderness Lodge

We stayed at the Pedder Wilderness Lodge which was right on the banks of Lake Pedder giving us commanding views of this magnificent lake.

Lake Pedder, Strathgordon, Tasmania
Lake Pedder, Strathgordon, Tasmania
Pedder Wilderness Lodge, Lake Pedder, Strathgordon, Tasmania

The Pedder Wilderness Lodge was very comfortable with some great food. However the rooms were basic and could have done with some modernisation.

Pedder Wilderness Lodge, Lake Pedder, Strathgordon, Tasmania
Pedder Wilderness Lodge, Lake Pedder, Strathgordon, Tasmania
Pedder Wilderness Lodge, Lake Pedder, Strathgordon, Tasmania
Pedder Wilderness Lodge, Lake Pedder, Strathgordon, Tasmania

Lake Pedder

Lake Pedder, once a glacial outwash lake, is a man-made impoundment and diversion lake located in the southwest of Tasmania, Australia. In addition to its natural catchment from the Frankland Range, the lake is formed by the 1972 damming of the Serpentine and Huon rivers by the Hydro Electric Commission of Tasmania for the purposes of hydroelectric power generation. As a result, the flooded Lake Pedder now has a surface area of approximately 242 square kilometres (93 sq mi), making it Tasmania’s second largest lake.

Lake Pedder, Strathgordon, Tasmania
Lake Pedder, Strathgordon, Tasmania
Lake Pedder, Strathgordon, Tasmania
Lake Pedder, Strathgordon, Tasmania
Lake Pedder, Strathgordon, Tasmania
Lake Pedder, Strathgordon, Tasmania
Lake Pedder, Strathgordon, Tasmania
Lake Pedder, Strathgordon, Tasmania
Lake Pedder, Strathgordon, Tasmania
Lake Pedder, Strathgordon, Tasmania
Lake Pedder, Strathgordon, Tasmania
Lake Pedder, Strathgordon, Tasmania
Lake Pedder, Strathgordon, Tasmania
Lake Pedder, Strathgordon, Tasmania
Lake Pedder, Strathgordon, Tasmania

Gordon Dam

The next morning we headed to the end of the road and visited the incredible Gordon Dam. 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. 

Gordon Dam, Strathgordon, Tasmania
Gordon Dam, Strathgordon, Tasmania
Gordon Dam, Strathgordon, Tasmania


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