The Great Lake
is a half man made lake
located in the central north region of Tasmania
, its original size was much smaller, it is dammed for hydro-electricity production. It is Australia's second largest freshwater lake
is considered to be the largest), 1,030 metres above sea level. The lake has an area of 114 km². It is used for hydro-electric
, and tourism
Nearby towns Liaweenee and Miena are popular holiday shack destinations for local tourists, despite the area's reputation as being one of the coldest places in the generally mild-weathered state. During the winter months when the weather is hardly conducive to camping, the population of these two small towns drops to two or three.
The lake is in the local government area of Central Highlands, and the Lake Highway runs alongside it.