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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
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.
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
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
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