Admire the scale of Mount Paris Dam
Mt Paris Dam is a sight you must see to believe. Between Branxholm and Derby there is a turn off to Mt Paris Dam. Follow the 13 km drive through gorgeous Eucalyptus, Myrtle and Blackwood trees, until you see the small low sign marked Mt Paris Dam. Drive up this Road, park in the parking bay, and walk a short 100 metres to find yourself standing by the Cascade River, looking upwards in awe at this unique concrete structure now surrounded by wilderness. Originally designed for the local mining industry and built completely by hand, a hole was blasted in the wall in 1985 to allow the natural flow of the Cascade River to occur once more. We always enjoy playing by the river and soaking in the beautiful forest surrounds, or fossicking in the river for gems.