Benmore Power Station started building in 1958 but power was not generated, 540 Megawatts till 1965.The Benmore Power Station has six 90 Megawatt turbines
In the map above, if you zoom in on the walk, you’ll see all the following track points and their location. Each point has photos along with a description about each one.
Benmore dam is one of the largest in NZ. 28 million tonnes of rock was used to build the dam. Benmore Lake is 74km² and holds 1.5 times more water then Wellington Harbour. Hight of dam 110meters. With of base 448m. With of crest11m. Length of crest 832m Volume 12 million m³
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