Gordon Dam - TAS

  Tourist Attraction


DEG: -42.729947 145.975497
DMS: 42º 43' 47.81" S 145º 58' 31.78" E
UTM: 55 G 5268665mN 416129mE
Altitude: 276.92m


Address & Contact

Gordon River Rd
Southwest TAS 7139
Phone: N/A
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Web: https://tasmania.com/points-of-interest/gordon-river-dam


The Gordon River is one of several that run through the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and is one of Tasmania's wild treasures. It is one of the pristine rivers that carve deep gorges into the park . It is located at the end of Gordon River Road, way after you pass Mount Field National Park and a few kilometres past Strathgordon.

The dam was completed back in 1974 and is the tallest dam (140 metres) in Tasmania. It backs up beside the road as you reach Strathgordon. Lake Pedder is visible on the other side of the road. Pedder feeds water into the Gordon Dam to make joint use of the generation facilities on the shore of that lake.

The massive the concrete wall features an arch both horizontally and vertically. The top is higher than Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Gordon and Pedder dams combined hold multiples of the volume of Sydney Harbour.
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Closest Weather Station

Scotts Peak at 01/08:00am EDT
Distance from Gordon Dam 42.31km SE
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Closest Climatic Station

Strathgordon Village
Distance from Gordon Dam 7.15km SE
Mean Max. °C19.219.717.314.
Mean Min. °C9.
Mean Rain mm145.8108.5148.3201.6238.4215.4270.0290.6283.9245.2177.4198.6

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