Forum Tour – Wednesday 27 February 2019

Join us for a tour of the The Mount Bold Reservoir and the Tauwitchere.

The tour will be providing two coaches to view some of Adelaide’s greatest dams. The coaches will inspect each destination separately and regroup at the end of the day at Rundle Mall.

Our tour will explore The Mount Bold Reservoir which is 220 metres in length at the crest and the spillway which is 70 metres long, 3.5 metres deep and 41 metres above the stream bed. The reservoir is not directly connected to the reticulation system. Water is released as required to maintain an adequate level at the Clarendon Weir and from that point, water is diverted to Happy Valley. Mount Bold also supplies its own electricity through a small hydro-electric plant. The dam’s height above sea level is 242 metres and the water is dammed back to a distance of 10.5km.

The tour will review the Spillway and explore the Inside Gate Area of the reservoir.

The coaches will travel to the Tauwitchere. Tauwitchere is one of five barrages, as part of the wider Goolwa Barrages system, which extends from Sir Richard Peninsula in the west to Pelican Point on the northern side of the Murray Mouth. The tour will review the Fishways, Gates and the Ewe Island. 

The coach will then drop all delegates to Rundle Mall, ready for the Forum Cocktail Reception at Hotel Richmond, to conclude the tour.


8:30am – Depart SA Water Offices – Victoria Square 

9:20am – Arrive at the Mount Bold Reservoir

11:20am – Morning Tea 

11:40pm – Depart for Tauwitchere 

12:00pm – Lunch provided on the coach

12:55pm – Arrive at Tauwitchere

3:10pm – Depart Tauwitchere

4:50pm – Arrive at Rundle Mall


8:30am – Depart SA Water Offices – Victoria Square  

10:10am – Arrive at Tauwitchere

11:20am – Morning Tea

12:25pm – Depart for Mount Bold

12:30pm – Lunch provided on the coach

1:40pm – Arrive at Mount Bold

3:40pm – Depart Mount Bold

4:30pm – Arrive at Rundle Mall