paul alting wrote:I'll look to make the visits next year if they are on
Not at Poatina this year but 3 others:
2016 Hydro Tasmania power station tours.
Gordon power station (SW Tas) – 8th October
John Butters power station (near Queenstown) – 15th October
Trevallyn power station (Launceston urban area) – 22nd October
All these are real working power stations. Gordon capacity is 432 MW (3 machines), Trevallyn 95 MW (4 machines), John Butters 143 MW (1 machine).
All tours are free.
Yes you do go right inside the power stations and up close to everything, it's not simply a look from a viewing area etc. In the case of Gordon that means you're literally going underground.
Cameras and phones are fine - take as many photos as you like.
Clothing – need to wear long sleeves, long trousers and enclosed footwear (no need for steel caps etc, just normal enclosed shoes so no thongs etc). Hydro will supply ear plugs, helmets and vests.
What you can't bring – no bags, liquids of any kind or food allowed inside any power station.
Booking is required for Gordon and Trevallyn. No bookings needed for John Butters – just turn up.
Who – no problem bringing the kids. Fitness required – if you can walk up and down stairs then you'll be fine.
Anyone with medical devices, pacemakers etc, should not go at least without consulting their doctor first since strong fields inside may interfere with the operation of such devices.
As these are real working power stations and using stairs is required there is unfortunately no disabled access for those unable to use stairs.
More info and link for bookings where required is here: Power station tours | Hydro Tasmania