Meadowbank Lake is the last expanse of water that has been dammed for hydro power generation purposes, before Hobart. A good, but narrow bitumen road (Ellendale Road) crosses Meadowbank Lake near its inland western extremity.
This glorious sight is easily accessible from the Lyell Highway on the northern/eastern side of the Derwent River, or via the tiny towns of Glenora and Ellendale on the southern/western side.
I have written about Meadowbank Lake before and previously included photos. The photos in this post were taken one day after completing a walk further inland. I was being driven back to Hobart along the Lyell Highway, and then we deviated by crossing the Lake and proceeding to Ellendale to buy freshly picked raspberries and blueberries.
Only on one occasion have I passed by this Lake under cloud. Even then, the more sombre colour of the Lake and the less vivid greens, greys and beiges of the landscape were still most attractive. There are picnic spots either side of the Lake, and public toilets on the Lyell Highway side. A wonderful location for solo or family visits.