(Lakes Pedder and Gordon)

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DISTANCES: Hobart 159Km, Launceston 316Km

Strathgordon was the construction township for the development of the huge hydro-electric schemes in the Gordon/Pedder region. With the completion of the projects, it has become a mecca for fishermen and those seeking first-hand experience of Tasmania’s south-west.
Lake Pedder and its companion Lake Gordon, together comprise the largest inland freshwater storage in Australia, occupying an area equal to 1% of Tasmania’s total area. They cover more than 500 sq km and hold 37 times the volume of water in Sydney Harbour.

Lake Pedder has become a drawcard for anglers, with many giant trout being taken.The average size of fish has declined from the original unnatural high, but the area still produces some of the State’s best trout fishing.

Pedder has a number of good boat launching facilities and boats and gear may be hired. Guides are available. A Visitor Information Centre is located on the decking, high above the spectacular Gordon Dam, open Tues-Sun.

The Creepy Crawly walk, along the Scotts Peak Rd, is one of Tasmania’s most interesting rainforest walks.

There are two excellent wilderness campsites with major boat launching ramps at Scotts Peak.

A chalet caters for visitor requirements with hire boats and fishing guides, tourist information open 7 days.