There’s plenty of clean energy down here. And it all began at the Waddamana Power Station.
Established at the beginning of the industrial age of Tasmania, the station was a thriving hydro hub. It’s now a heritage site, showcasing an original source of sustainably driven ideas.
It’s best to start in the turbine hall where the mighty pelton turbine wheels once heaved and hummed like clockwork. Then onto the exhibits that tell the compelling stories of the determination that brought the future of power to life.
The station is the original centrepiece of the heritage-listed Great Lake Power Scheme, which throttled Tasmania into an age of ‘hydro-industrialisation’.
The power station is open 10am to 4pm daily from December to April, and Wednesday to Sunday from May to November.