Just 15 minutes from Pedder Wilderness Lodge is the Gordon Dam. Aardvark Adventures, which is Tasmania’s premier adventure company with over 30 years’ experience in adventure tourism, runs abseils down the dam wall. Abseiling the Gordon Dam has been included in the Top 10 Adrenaline activities in the world today.

The Dam is six metres higher than the Sydney Harbour Bridge, standing at a massive 140 metres high. Gordon Dam holds back 30 times the amount of water in the Harbour itself. Aardvark Adventures have three abseil points at the top of the Dam. Those abseiling can try the 30 metre or 50 metre descents before attempting the full 140 metre drop. The Dam itself is concave, which means that abseilers will not touch the wall for most of the journey down the face when making the 140 metre descent.

We can now take minors on this extreme adventure, young people from 14 will be now able to try the 140m abseil and the under 14’s can try the 50m abseil. Please call Aardvark Adventures on (03) 6273 7722 for more information and bookings.