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Condition: Site

Eucumbene Lookout Shelter

Removed in the 1980's, this shelter was located on a high point of The Great Dividing Range overlooking Lake Eucumbene to the east at 1600m.

Coincidentally it was located directly above the SMA's Lake Eucumbene-Tumut Pondage tunnel.

Old Adaminaby 1:50 000 mapsheet

Brief History

The shelter was possibly built for Her Majesty, The Queen's visit to Australia to open the Melbourne Olympics in 1956.

The Australian National Archives has a number of official photos of visiting dignatries at the lookout.

It would have made one of the best skiing huts in the snowy mountains with arguably one of the best views over Lake Eucumbene.

Morning vista, Photo: W. Lacey 1982.

Morning view from the shelter