Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Tarraleah, Tasmania

We stopped at Tarraleah for a look then moved on..

Tarraleah is a small town in the Central Highlands of Tasmania is 126 km north-west of the state capital Hobart, and slightly closer to Queenstown.

The township was built in the 1930's by the Hydro Electric Commission to house Tasmania's pioneering hydro electricity officers and management.

The area is noted for its alpine lakes and mountains, and many hydro-electric dams, canals and giant steel pipeways.
After a multi million-dollar redevelopment, the former Hydro construction village has become an estate that comprises Tarraleah Lodge with accommodation, recreation, and dining options.  Fresh water trout fishing, boating, bushwalking, mountain biking and kayaking are all popular activities in and around the township.

Tarraleah is also the home to a high altitude golf course.










On the other side of this building is where the platform is to take photos or just to view the scenery.


The Chalet the main accommodation at Tarraleah.




26 comments:

  1. Wow, all those pipes sure look like a blot on the landscape.

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    1. They do yet wonderful to come across so we can have hydro power in our State. To think the workers of the past there had to clear a lot of trees and undergrowth with their hands and limited machinery of that time...amazing.

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  2. Deben estar ríquisima , es uno de mis alimentos favoritos.

    Besos

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    1. Thanks - the translation didn't work well for some reason :)

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    1. The Church, it's certainly looks like one you would find in the mountainous area.

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    1. It is amazing to see in person, and there is another smaller plant nearby.

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    1. You would miss them if you didn't drive into the town.

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  6. It's clean--- and that's good. I enjoyed this post!

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    1. Lovely and clean - all is there..
      Even the streets are clean, houses only a few well kept.

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  7. Those "blots on the landscape" I believe mean cheaper HYDRO electricity.
    The whole area is very picturesque and it is so good to see such progress in your state.
    The lodge looks quite luxurious. Is in close to the high altitude golf course?
    Certainly also plenty for the active to partake in - sports wise and for the nature lovers to admire.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Lots to to is you are golfer, fisher person and a walker....
      Well Tasmania sells Hydro power to the mainland I believe..
      The lodge has recently been renovated and it's a popular place apparently.

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  8. I expect is nice and cool in summer. Quite an interesting place.

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  9. Was a coolish day for autumn when we drove through and it was trying to rain, the only rain we came across was in that area on our trip.

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  10. The Chalet and little Chapel are very pretty.

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    1. I must say didn't expect to see them there..was pleasantly surprised.

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  11. WOW! What a huge pipe! When from far it looks like waterfalls. Beautiful shot of them. Nice to see the greenery on the other side:)

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    1. Yes they are a bit out of the scene those pipes, but they are in an area that is not highly popular plus water is necessary for out power.

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  13. Goodness! Those pipes - so many.
    The views though are quite spectacular.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Great views, and one has to drive off the main highway to visit those large pipes.

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