Tasmania's World Heritage Area

August 09, 2017 Vanessa Mann

The Junior Flyers family took a short break on the weekend and visited Strathgordon on the shores of Lake Pedder, in Tasmania's World Heritage Area.  Strathgordon is a former Hydro town, built in the 1960s to house the workers building the various dams in the region - the most prominent being the iconic Gordon Dam (pictured).   We walked down the nearly 200 steps to the dam wall, where the scale of the project hits you with its mind-boggling enormity.

We stayed at the Lake Pedder Wilderness Lodge, a delightful family-friendly location with plenty for the kids to do!  It has a lovely indoor lap pool, a ping-pong table and badminton court, and the bar has plenty of space with toys for the little ones. We highly recommend it for a weekend away, just 2.5 hours from Hobart!