Lake Cethana is a Hydro Tasmania lake near Moina in north west Tasmania. Cethana Power Station was opened in 1971, and is one of only a few underground stations in the state. It has one Francis turbine with a generating capacity of 85 MW of electricity. The station is run by the waters of Lake Cethana.
A walk to Lake Cethana starts at the junction just before the turning to Lemonthyme Lodge on Dolcoath Road near Moina. This is good walk to observe all the varieties of vegetation of the area. After crossing two areas of cleared land the track crosses a fern gully, beyond which there is more forest until the track finally terminates in the back water of the lake. This walk is graded as hard because the return trip is a long haul back uphill. Duration: 2 hours.
Created as part of the Mersey-Forth hydro-electric scheme, Lake Cethana’s deep waters have been stocked with plump trout. You can launch your boat here and spend the day fishing, or enjoy a picnic or barbecue on the shore.
For more details of the walk, contact Lemonthyme Lodge: Ph (03) 6492 1112
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Where Is it?
Moina is an hour's drive south west of Devonport (55 kilometres).