Waddamana Power Station Museum
Tasmania’s first hydro-electric power station at Waddamana (25 km south) is now a fascinating museum, with restored machinery and displays describing the pioneer days of power development in the highlands. Waddamana, which used to house the power station workers, is pretty much a ghost town these days. Perched above the power station is Penstock Lagoon, also renowned for fly fishing.
Liawenee, to the north of Miena, is known for its great fishing at nearby Great Lake and hosts several fishing events bringing people from all over Tasmania. It was founded in June 1920 as a camp for the workers at the nearby hydro-electric undertaking as well as some other towns such as Miena. The mountains surrounding Liawenee include Split rock, Willow Run Hill, Headlam Hill, McDowall Hill with the latter being the tallest. Liawenee is believed to be the coldest town in Tamania.
Central Highlands Drive
Central Highlands Drive: A drive through the highlands north from Hobart via Bothwell and Miena, is an interesting alternative to the Midlands Highway if you are heading for Tasmania’s North West. The landscape consists of mountain peaks rising from button grass plains. During winter, snow settles on the shores of the lakes and clear crisp days satisfy those who enjoy feeling close to the environment.