Photo Point 13 - The Lake Hawea Dam

In 1958 the lake was raised artificially by 60 feet to store more water for increased hydroelectric power generation down the Clutha River.

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Now Lake Hawea is 392 metres deep (44 metres below sea level)! 

  • 1.5 km by car & 17km by track to 14 Lake Hawea Esplanade Reserve Lookout
  • 8.2km by car & 6.9km by track to 15 Johns Creek
  • 12.3 km to 16 The Hawea Lookout


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