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Waddamana Power Station Museum

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Address: Main Road, Waddamana, Tasmania 7030, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 6259 6120
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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We drove down fron Devonport on one side of the Great Lake and back the other side so the trip took us past some of the most spectacular scenery in Tasmania. The power station... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2017
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

We drove down fron Devonport on one side of the Great Lake and back the other side so the trip took us past some of the most spectacular scenery in Tasmania. The power station museum did not disapoint and we were shown around by Peter who regaled us with stories from his childhood spent at the station. My wife and... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Well worth the drive (nothing is very far in Tasmania) to find this wonderfully preserved old power station. Entry is free. The plant has been kept exactly as it was on the last day of it producing hydro power for Tasmania. The DVDs played for visitors is informative, tracing the history of the power station since its inception in 1910... More 

1 Thank Vee N
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 20 December 2015

This is a must do/see for anyone interested in local history, machines, engineering and cool stuff. The Waddamana Power Station Museum is rich in history and information and i found the location beautiful. As well as being able to see and touch all of the 9 water turbines you can also see the store/tool room and the machines used to... More 

1 Thank Shane B
Canberra, Australia
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499 reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

For my husband, this was the museum for him, as he wandered around thinking about the Exciters and the Switches, and how they worked, etc. For me, without the engineering interest, it was great to think about what this place was and meant. It's well worth the drive in to see this old 1910s-1920s station.

Thank Sue T
Hobart, Australia
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41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Waddamana Power Station Museum is set old and rustic. Bring a jumper! The station sits below gigantic penstocks / pipes - very impressive sight. There is also an old village with lovely old houses and gardens - you can easily imagine what life may have been like nearly 100 years ago. Wildlife is everywhere - we saw kookaburra's, kangaroo's, wallaby's... More 

5 Thank MerrenW
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2014

Fabulous museum of the old Waddamana power station. Dirt road into Waddamana is not a problem just take it easy, we had a great day with the weather sunny & no snow but it might be a bit slippery if it's wet. The museum is the old power station so it's very big & you do a self guided tour,... More 

5 Thank J P
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

The Waddamana Power Station Museum is an disused power station that used to harness the waters of Tasmania's Great Lake from about 1910 until decommissioned in 1965. The power station has a large number of historical exhibits of machinery, dioramas, and three rooms with mannequins and historical equipment that engineers and support staff would have used at the time. The... More 

5 Thank foz405
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

I'm not really into this kind of thing but we went because my man works in the power industry and well, we just had to. some things were mildly interesting to me, but for my man, he was like a kid in a candy store. I had to pretty much drag him out otherwise it would have been an all... More 

3 Thank Shazz P
Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

This place deserves to be more widely advertised and visited. Don't let the unsealed road put you off any car can do it just don't go too fast especially on bends. The old hydro station has been preserved in excellent condition. Each major piece of machinery has been sectioned to show how it works. Lots of hands on stuff for... More 

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LONGFORD Australia
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

i have taken many overseas guests to visit this place and they wonder where we are going until the view takes their breathe away. then when they see what is inside it is hard to get them moving again to next site of the fossils at the river crossing. one guest after reading the dates said that while the yanks... More 

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