Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, Tarraleah

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The Tarraleah Power Station is a pumped-storage hydroelectric power station located in the Central Highlands region of Tasmania, Australia. The power station is part of the Upper Derwent hydro scheme and is operated by Hydro Tasmania.HistoryThe Upper River Derwent hydroelectric scheme was developed at a time in 1934 when the former Hydro-Electric Commission had only two working power stations. In 1934 the Derwent Valley Power Development power scheme was approved by the Parliament of Tasmania with the Tarraleah Power Station as the first completed power station of that scheme. Ticklebelly Flat, the nickname for the married quarters at Tarraleah Camp number 2 in the 1930s, is a name for the history of Hydro Tasmania by Heather Fenton, known as Ticklebelly Tales.Power stationPart of the Derwent scheme that now comprises eleven hydroelectric power stations, the Tarraleah Power Station is located aboveground on the west bank of the Nive River downstream from the village of Tungatinah and a short distance from the Lyell Highway. The station draws its water from a variety of sources. Water from the concrete arched Clark Dam across the River Derwent that forms Lake King William flows from the lake and also from the Butlers Gorge Power Station around via the Tarraleah Canals.
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  • Good information at the viewing platform which is a short flat walk from where you park your car. Massive pipelines taking water down to the power station, one had water spraying out of it so I hope....  more »
  • A very dramatic view of the hydro pipes awaits at this lookout. Easy walking access makes it a must for anyone. Take a peek  more »
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  • good place to visit, for kids it is more sort of educational, how its works , they can at least see it from outside.
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