Central Highlands Boosted By New Power Trail

Central Highlands Boosted By New Power Trail

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman

New Tourism Trail Boost For Central Highlands

Victor P Taffa

Highlands Power Trail will add a new spark to Tasmania’s hydro power heritage and boost tourism in the Central Highlands, Premier Will Hodgman said.

“Self-guided driving tour is a unique tourism experience that celebrates the history of hydropower development in Tasmania.” Premier Hodgman said.

Like the 100-year Hydro history, the journey is fascinating. It provides insight into the hardships and challenges faced by the workers, the stories of the families that grew up in the region and the resilience of the Central Highlands community.

In less than two hours the circular Power Trail takes visitors from Bothwell through to Waddamana village and the power station, continuing north to Penstock Lagoon and rejoins the Highland Lakes Road for the return journey to Bothwell.

New attractions and experiences are important to maintain the boom in tourism, especially in regional Tasmania, and they help to increase visitation to our regions which supports local business and jobs.

“$100,000 tourism initiative was established by Hydro Tasmania with support from the Central Highlands Council and the Federal Government’s Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure Program.” Premier Hodgman said.