Hollyford Hydro Electric Power Station

Coordinates: -44.805680, 168.028590

Near the 59 mile marker post on the right of the Milford Road, is a short track to the remains of the Hollyford hydro-electric power station, where power was generated to run the light rail and pumps at the Homer Tunnel.

The track from the above Coordinates ends at the water intake, the power house is 300m further downstream. When the tunnel was completed the generator and turbine were removed.

The power line between here and the Homer Tunnel is cut by two active avalanche cones, in the winter power cuts were frequent until a backup generator was installed.

There is limited space to park a vehicle but this is a thoroughly interesting stop for an alert traveller, highly recommended on the return journey.

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Hollyford Hydro-electric Power Scheme

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