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Tungatinah Power Station Tasmania

1/ The Tarraleah-Tungatinah Power Station complex is one of the largest in Tasmania. It turns water from the Great Lake into hydro electricity for Hobart. This is the Tungatinah Power Station.

Tungatinah Power Station Tasmania

2/ These massive pipes feed water from the Great Lake to the Tungatinah Power Station.

Tungatinah Power Station Tasmania

3/ This is a photo of the same Tungatinah pipes taken from the Tarraleah township. The pipes are over one kilometre in length.

Tarraleah Power Station Tasmania

4/ This photo shows the symbolic icons of the power station complex.

Tarraleah Power Station Tasmania

5/ This is the bridge across the Nive River. This river is directly fed by the power stations.

Picnic ground at Tarraleah

6/ Just north of the Nive River is the picnic ground, which has detailed information about Tarraleah.

Tarraleah Power Station Tasmania

7/ Just south across the Nive River from Tungatinah is the huge Tarraleah Hydro Station. This shot shows how water falls two kilometres down hill to power the Tarraleah Power Station.

panorama of Tarraleah

8/ This photo shows a panorama of the entire complex. The Tarraleah power station is on the left, the Nive River is in the middle and the Tungatinah power station is on the right of the photo.

Tarraleah

9/ This is a close up of the Tarraleah turbine building.

Tarraleah Power Station Tasmania

10/ This is the awesome view looking down hill from the Tarraleah township to the Tarraleah Power Station below. The pipeline flows down for about two kilometres.

Tarraleah Power Station Tasmania

11/ This is the view from just behind the hill. These two pipes feed into the six down hill pipes. The Tarraleah Power Station is below this photo. To the left is a cafe.

Tarraleah Power Station Tasmania

12/ This is looking south away from the hill above. The pipes go to the water source to the south.

pylons near Tarraleah

13/ The other symbol of Tarraleah are the electric power pylons, which take the power away in many directions. They can look quite striking, when photographed from the right angles.

Tarraleah Power Station Tasmania

14/ A small town was built to house the Tarraleah workers. This town is now a time warp of the 1940s and the 1950s, when the complex was built.

Tarraleah Power Station Tasmania

15/ The streets of Tarraleah were spacious and had a strong feeling of the 1950s nostalgia about them. The park is to the left. Many of these are available for hire.

Tarraleah Power Station Tasmania

16/ Tarraleah includes a little 1950s style church. Beyond it is a cafe and a small shopping complex.

Tarraleah Power Station Tasmania

17/ The hall at Tarraleah was quite large and attractive.

Tarraleah Power Station Tasmania

18/ This is the attractive Tarraleah Lodge. It is a classic 1940s style hotel. Tarraleah is a great place to relax in.

Tarraleah Power Station Tasmania

19/ The streets benefit from the many old trees that decorate them and give the township a lovely atmosphere.

Bronte Park pipeline

20/ This is a feeder pipe near Bronte Park. The Central Highlands of Tasmania are replete with pipelines.

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