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Waddamana Power Station Museum

Main Road, Waddamana, Tasmania 7030, Australia
+61 3 6259 6120
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Brilliant

Whilst well off the beaten track, this decommissioned power station os a must see. The turbines... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jaybee754
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Brisbane, Australia
Educational Tour

Excellent power station museum located a long way from Hobart but still worth the trip. If you want... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
diasperth35
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Perth, Australia
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Main Road, Waddamana, Tasmania 7030, Australia
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+61 3 6259 6120
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst well off the beaten track, this decommissioned power station os a must see. The turbines have been opened to reveal their workings, as have generators. There are numerous individual displays of componentry, historic photographs and switchboards. Kept us interested for a couple of hours....More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Excellent power station museum located a long way from Hobart but still worth the trip. If you want to learn how a hydro electric plant was constructed and operated in early days this is the place to visit. Although this power station was started in...More

1  Thank diasperth35
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

The Waddamana Power Station is worth the drive on the dirt road to visit. Part of the Power Trail, the displays are well set out and will interest anyone interested in history or engineering. There are interactive items for younger visitors, and an interesting visual...More

1  Thank Mike L
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Reviewed 5 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...More

1  Thank brianbV2251YY
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Reviewed 21 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...More

2  Thank Vee N
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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...More

1  Thank Shane B
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Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank Sue T
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Reviewed 16 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...More

6  Thank MerrenW
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Reviewed 8 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...More

6  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...More

6  Thank foz405
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