Lake Country

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The Lake Country is situated on Tasmania's Central Plateau, and is a truly wonderful place to visit. The landscape is fantastic, and there are many beautiful lakes and streams offering good trout fishing, and some amazing waterfalls.

Tasmania also has the largest Hydroelectric Power System in the whole of Australia, which is situated within the Lake Country region. In 1911 Great Lake was dammed, although since then dams have been constructed on the Anthony, Derwent, Forth, Gordon, King, Mersey, Pieman and South Esk Rivers. Between Queenstown and Hobart you can also visit the Liapootah, Tarraleah and Tungatinah power stations. You can also find out information about the hydroelectric history of the area at the Waddamana Power Museum.

There are plenty of spots where you can fish, with the best places being at Arthurs Lake, Lake Crescent, Lake King William, Lake Sorell and Little Pine Lagoon. If you enjoy bushwalking, cross-country skiing and mountaineering then you should head to the far western side of the Lake Country and central plateau, to the Walls of Jerusalem National Park.

There are a few places to stay at the numerous towns along the way, including a caravan park, country farmhouses and B&B's

Lake Country Accommodation

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