Eucumbene Portal - NSW

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DEG: -36.077531 148.598552
DMS: 36º 04' 39.11" S 148º 35' 54.8" E
UTM: 55 H 6006270mN 643938mE
Altitude: 1211.8m


Place Type

Population - Place Name


100.81kms SouthWest of Canberra
376.97kms NorthEast of Melbourne
764kms North of Hobart

Address & Contact

Portal Rd
NSW 2630
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A


Site of the eastern end of the 22.2 km long Eucumbene - Tumut tunnel, completed in 1959 as part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. Water stored in Lake Eucumbene is usually diverted westwards to Tumut Pondage, then four power stations on the Tumut River. Access to this site could be by boat or on land by pushbike or on foot. The road is MVO. This would involve a 450 m descent from the Happy Jacks Rd on the ridge at 1600 m to the lake at 1150 m and then back up again. Public access is occasionally given to car clubs.
The tunnel portal is under 10 to 50 metres of water depending upon the storage level in the lake so the trashracks are not usually visible.
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Closest Weather Station

Cabramurra at 19/03:30am EST
Distance from Eucumbene Portal 25.24km NW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Cabramurra Smhea Aws
Distance from Eucumbene Portal 25.24km NW
Mean Max. °C21.620.917.512.
Mean Min. °C11.511.
Mean Rain mm43.785.380.366.877.3112.2110.0129.3130.6104.4111.882.8

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