Central Highlands (Tasmania) facts for kids
Pine Lake in the Central Highlands region of Tasmania
The mountains of Central Tasmania are mainly found in four different conservation reserves:
- Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park - in the western part
- Walls of Jerusalem National Park - in the central part
- Central Plateau Conservation Area in the eastern part
The Central Highlands Council incorporates most of the highland region.
Former Hydro communities
Early power developments by Hydro Tasmania in the Central Highlands included the communities of workers who were employed in construction. Significant numbers of the communities were migrants to Australia
The Tarraleah community was one established in 1934 which was a significant early community for the Upper Derwent Power Development. The part of Tarraleah known as Ticklebelly Flat - the area of the married quarters of the community - has become a part of Hydro history, being utilised in the most comprehensive history of the Hydro to date, Heather Fenton's book Ticklebelly Tales
Due to the large number of waterbodies in the Central Highlands, fishing is a long-standing popular activity in the area.
The combined councils of the Central Highlands and the two Midlands councils - the southern and the northern have had for almost a decade a web based portal which combines the areas to a name of Tasmanian heartland.
Many lakes are found in the Central Highlands - giving the region the tourist feature of the 'Lakes Region'; they include:
- Arthurs Lake
- Bradys Lake
- Bronte Lagoon
- Great Lake
- Lagoon of Islands
- Lake Augusta
- Lake Binney
- Lake Crescent
- Lake Echo
- Lake King William
- Lake Sorell
- Little Pine Lagoon
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