Waddamana Hydro Electric Museum

Waddamana is the site of Hydro Tasmania’s first hydropower station. After a hard life of generating renewable energy, the station was put into retirement. The Waddamana power station now has a new life as a museum filled with original equipment and other displays.

At the museum you can see:

  • faithfully restored original machinery, most in original locations within the station
  • equipment from the old Shannon power station, penstocks and pipelines historical photographs
  • appliances and artifacts from the historic Waddamana village giving an idea of what life would have been like in the early 1900s
  • interactive displays showing how a water turbine works and what makes hydropower renewable – designed for kids of all ages.

Lake St Clair Tourist Park offers a range of economical accommodation styles for the avid hiker.

Camp Sites

Hikers have been visiting this scenic area in the heart of the heritage listed Tasmanian Wilderness area for decades, enjoying the day walks near the lake or the famed Overland Track. If you’re already carrying your own tent and sleeping gear, why not make a memorable camp nestled in the trees within short walking distance to the water’s edge. It is the ideal location for both campers and bushwalkers or for schools, clubs and family bookings. There are powered and unpowered sites for tents, caravans and small motorhomes.

Drumlin Bunkhouse

Our Bunkhouse provides basic sleeping accommodation in keeping with the style of the rustic timber huts of the Overland track, enjoyed mostly by backpackers and hikers whose modest accommodation requirements can be met with a simple bed and heated shelter.



Lake St Clair Tourist Park
Lake St Clair Road
Lake St Clair, TAS, 7140

Reservations & Enquiries

Phone: +61 (03) 6289 1137

Email: enquiries@lakestclairlodge.com.au.au