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

Quick Facts about this walk

  • Location: South Island NZ
  • Distance: 0.00 kms
  • Time needed: 1 Hour
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Wheelchair Access: No
  • Route: Round Trip
  • Elevation: 364m
  • Wet Feet: No
  • Toilets: Yes
  • Dogs: No
  • Mobile Coverage: Yes
  • Last Updated: November, 2019

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Points of interest along the walk​

Point 1: Benmore Dam

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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