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Lake Margaret Hydropower

One of the fascinating Queenstown Tasmania things to do.

At the turn of last century the Mt Lyell Mining and Railway company was one of the largest and wealthiest mining operations in the country.

Voracious furnaces had consumed the forests for energy and coal could not be found.

  • 2pm Depart The Paragon, travel to the Lake Margaret village

  • Enjoy the presentation in the village hall with a cup of your favourite and a delicious snack

  • View the weir and 60 inch woodstave pipe

  • Enter the roaring 1914 commissioned powerhouse, see horizontal shaft Pelton wheel turbines driving open alternators

  • On return, see the former pyritic smelter site, original railway works and residual mine drainage still polluting the Queen River

  • 3Hrs, Amenities onsite, Low physical requirement

 

**Persons with pacemaker or defibrillation devices cannot enter the powerhouse**

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PRIVATE TOUR 

Monday to Friday at 2pm

This tour experience is exclusively for your group and once booked is guaranteed to go.

Cost is $300 for 1-4 passengers.

Each extra adult - $75

Each extra child under 16 years - $55

Afternoon tea included

Maximum 10 passengers

20% surcharge applies for Saturday bookings.

Not available on Sundays or public holidays.

MIXED GROUP TOUR 

Monday to Friday at 2pm

This tour requires minimum participation.

We require 4 adult fares to confirm this tour.

Your booking will remain pending until minimum numbers are achieved.

Adults - $75

Child under 16 - $55

Afternoon tea included

Maximum 10 passengers

20% surcharge applies for Saturday bookings.

Not available on Sundays or public holidays.

Inside the Lake Margaret powerhouse
Now dormant Lake Margaret Village
Lake Margaret Powerhouse
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