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Visited on Saturday 28th April on our way to Oamaru. This is one of the first Hydro Power Stations built in the area and is worth stopping to look at the info boards detailing the early history of the area.
The history of the construction of this dam is quite extraordinary. Well worth a stop on your drive up or down the Waitaki Valley. Go down to water level for a close up view. And if they are spilling water over the dam that makes...More
We happened to visit the area shortly after several days of unusually heavy rain (March 2018) and the reservoir was full to capacity.
It was a splendid sight seeing the surplus water overflowing.
The setting is very scenic
Dam's don't really interest me, but the other half wanted to stop and have a look so we had too.
The water was an amazing blue, the structure was dated but I left thinking a layer of snow might have kept my interest more.
The dam and power station are nestled in beautiful scenery. The dam has a convenient place to stop and you can walk alongside the dam and power station to get a close up view of the dam and water and good photo oppottunities.
It is so peaceful here and the Waitaki hydro station is set in a beautiful part of New Zealand. I loved standing at the lookout point and watching the water float by. The 'Kirkliston' rocky ranges are right behind it making it a spectacular scenery....More
Pleasant stopover travelling from Kurow to Otematata in North Otago, next to Lake Waitaki. Lookout offers a stop for motorists and bicyclists with a great view of the dam and station. Good for photographs.
Waitaki Power Station, built 1928-34, is the oldest of the eight...More