Gordon River Road

Gordon River Road

Gordon River Road is a very scenic drive with stunning views in South West Tasmania. The drive is 119 km long.

The road, also known as Strathgordon Road and B61, is asphalted. It was built in January 1964 and is the most south western road in Tasmania. It is the main means of access for tourists and other transport to view the dams from the Lake Pedder damming, apart from flying over the region. It is one of Australia's most awesome road trips. The road starts from the A10 Lyell Highway and ends on the Gordon River Dam. Built in 1974, the concrete dam wall, the tallest in Tasmania, stretches 140 metres high and is arched both horizontally and vertically.

Located in the spectacular World Heritage Area of Tasmania’s south west wilderness, the road is pretty narrow in parts. The road does get busier at weekends and in the main holiday season. It is the main means of access for tourists and other transport to view the dams. The area records an enormous annual rainfall, and extra care would be required when driving in wet and slippery conditions.