Clyde Hydro Dam Lookout

The dam was constructed between 1982 and 1993 amidst a great deal of controversy. 

At a height of 100m and a length of 490m it is classified as a “high” dam. It is unique in the sense that it has been constructed in a fault zone and hence has a “slip” joint in the middle designed to withstand an earthquake

The dam is now owned by Contact energy and generates 464 MW with and annual generation of 2,100 GWh

Unfortunately the power station is not open to viewing except when they open for special viewing days. However there is a great viewing platform at the top of Sunderland St along with an information board.


Clyde Dam Lookout – North end of Sunderland St Clyde

Open 24 hrs per day