South-west area

South-west area

 

The wild south west of Tasmania contains Hydro Tasmania's largest power station - Gordon. While this power station was under construction a 'hydro village' was built from temporary and permanent dwellings. This village was called Strathgordon. Part of this village has now been refurbished into the Pedder Wilderness Lodge - your hub for visiting the wild and untamed south west.

Don't forget to "Leave no trace" when you are visiting the untamed wilderness of Tasmania. Read more >

Do you want to experience Tasmania's wild side? If you are visiting the rugged south-west of Tasmania the Pedder Wilderness Lodge is a must visit. This picturesque accommodation on the bank… Read more >
If you are visiting the rugged south-west of Tasmania the Pedder Wilderness Lodge is a must visit. This picturesque accommodation on the banks of Lake Pedder is your gateway to the south-w… Read more >
Pull over on your way to the Gordon Dam to read about the underground power station. From this vantage point you can see the transmission yard, above ground entrance to the power station and water i… Read more >
Walk across the 140m high Gordon Dam, parking and toilets are available. Information about the construction of the dam is available in the foyer of the Pedder Wilderness Lodge. I… Read more >
If you prefer to launch onto Lake Gordon, this is the spot for you. This site is a gravel boat ramp and you have to travel on a gravel road to access it. Turn off the Gordon River Road onto the powe… Read more >
Stop on your way from Maydena to the Pedder Wilderness Lodge and overlook the canal that links Lake Pedder and Lake Gordon. Zoom out on the map below by using your mouse for a bigger view of the are… Read more >
Get out onto Lake Pedder for a spot of fishing. This site is a concrete boat ramp, turn off Gordon River Road after you cross McPartlan Canal. Lake Pedder is an operational hydropower water storage,… Read more >
Get out onto Lake Pedder for a spot of fishing. This site is a concrete boat ramp and you have to travel on a gravel road to access this boat ramp. Turn off the Gordon River Road onto a gravel road.… Read more >
Edgar Dam is one of three dams built to extend Lake Pedder's water storage capacity. There is a camp ground managed by Parks and Wildlife Tasmania where you will be able to soak up all of the na… Read more >
Edgar Dam is one of three dams built to extend Lake Pedder's water storage capacity. This boat ramp is near the Edgar Dam camp ground. Please note: this boat ramp is in close proximity to the ex… Read more >
If you are staying at Edgar Dam camp ground or are travelling down Scotts Peak Road (gravel road) stop at the end to view this monument to the workers and families who lived in the area when the Gor… Read more >
Teds beach was created during the years when the Gordon power development was being constructed. The story goes that Ted was fed up with not have a beach in the area. So he 'borrowed' one of… Read more >
Get out onto Lake Pedder for a day out. This site is a concrete boat ramp and you have to travel on a gravel road to access this boat ramp. The Huon Inlet camp site is located near this boat ramp, w… Read more >