Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Queenstown Revisit Part 5 – Kawarau Gorge and The Roaring Meg

From Cromwell we drove back to Queenstown on Kawarau Gorge Road which runs alongside the Kawarau River. This route is a must for visitors as they have the world renowned ‘Bungy Jump’ centre at the Old Kawarau Bridge – I am not the adventurous type of person so I did not even want to walk across the bridge let alone do the bungy – they have to PAY me and quite a lot before I would do it. 

They also have two small power stations called The RoaringMeg Hydro Scheme  in the gorge, generating around 30 GWh per year. The picture above is the discharge from the lower station.

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