Welcome to Strathgordon
Built in 1969 to house 2000 Hydro Electric Commission (HEC) employees during the construction of the Gordon Dam, Strathgordon remains the base for those who operate the power station today. About 2km past the ex-Hydro settlement is Lake Pedder Lookout, with good views over the lake. A further 10km west is the Gordon Dam itself, built in the 1970s with a concrete wall 198m long and 140m high. From the car park, visitors can walk down a flight of steps and walk out along the perfect curve of the dam wall – a spectacular and slightly scary experience.