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Gretna to Lake Repulse Dam – an aerial perspective: 3 of 3

The Cluny Dam holds back the water of Cluny Lagoon, and pumps it through the Cluny Power Station.  At the western end of the Lagoon the wall of the Lake Repulse Dam rears high.

Between Cluny Dam and Power Station and Lake Repulse Dam, Michelle saw:

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Between Cluny Dam and Power Station and Lake Repulse Dam, Chantale saw:

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Between Cluny Dam and Power Station and Lake Repulse Dam, I saw:





When walking along the edge of the Derwent River, I am not so conscious of the constant winding of the river around the hilly landscape as when I look at the photos in this and the last two blog posts.  The beauty of this snaking quality is that as I take each step, new vistas become visible.

Cluny Dam

Cluny Dam holds back the water of Cluny Lagoon.  Compared to other dam walls and other lagoons on the Derwent River, these are comparatively small.  The Cluny Dam wall is easily accessible by driving from the Lyell Highway down Lake Repulse Road and then making a left hand turn onto a road which takes you to the water.

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The westward end of the Lagoon finishes slightly east of Lake Repulse Dam further upstream.  Parts of the shore line are open forested and there are no walking challenges heading westward around the Lagoon, if you walk on the northern side (the side you arrive at from the Lyell Highway).  The river distance covered between Cluny and Lake Repulse Dams is a mere 4 kms.  Private property and creeks will make the southern side less accessible for walking.

Michelle’s aerial photo shows the beautiful Cluny Lagoon. The Cluny Dam Power Station structure is roughly  located in the middle of the photograph.

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Chantale’s aerial photo shows the Cluny Dam.

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This is an extremely picturesque part of the world and one that is easily accessible by car for blog followers who want to take a picnic and enjoy the scenery.

Hydro Tasmania offers a technical factsheet about Cluny Power Station.