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3 Oct 2018
“Great walk and views”
17 Aug 2018
“Great picnic spot good views”
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Roxburgh E Road | Roxburgh Hydro Village, Roxburgh 9571, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We spent quite a lot of time at the bottom on the dam, scrambling on rocks. We did the walk to the spillway lookout viewpoint and on to the lake view lookout. They both had great views and we all enjoyed the scrambling on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 422iana
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped for a picnic under the trees (thanks for the picnic table) and drove over the dam a couple of times (quite a novelty) definitely need to keep an eye on very small and adventurous kids, the Clutha is not at all forgiving.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

The dam was built in early 1950s and was operated by the late of 1950s as the earliest of the large hydroelectric projects in the southern South Island of New Zealand. The dam creates a man made Lake Roxburgh and the water rise effect on...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

We stopped in here for a quick side trip. There is a car park at the top, on a side st off Roxburgh E Road for some good views. Or you can carry along Roxburgh E road across the dam and take in the views...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This is always such a beautiful scene!! You must visit. I absolutely love that you can drive over the Dam. It's soooo beautiful! And amazing to think about the work that went into it.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank 1990J
Reviewed 31 March 2016

The Roxburgh Hydro Electric Dam (10 mins drive towards Alexandra, off main highway) was built in the 1950s, it is worth parking up and walking across the dam top or driving above the dam to the lookout point (west side) for views and a great...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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