Launceston Hydro Electricity & Power Station Explorer.

Closed due to Covid-19 restrictions in place.

(Generally not suitable for children under 16 years of age *)

Trevallyn (Launceston) Hydro Electric Power Station
1.5 hours, $50/person.
  • Clothing conditions apply.

Trevallyn Hydro

Trevallyn hydroelectric power station is located 5 minutes from the heart of Launceston and was commissioned in 1955.


It houses 4 generators of around 25MW capacity each and supplies around 4% of Tasmania's installed generating capacity.

Hydro electric power station Tasmania

Trevallyn power station was commissioned in 1955 and took over from the Duck Reach power station that started operation in December 1895.

Itinerary Trevallyn

  • Meet at the Tailrace Park car park directly opposite the Trevallyn Power Station or;

  • Pick up from Launceston CBD by appointment;

  • Tour Duration approximately 90 minutes.


  • Trevallyn Hydro Electric Power station:- Drive to the Tailrace park car park at Trevallyn (opposite the power station entry) and commence the tour of the power station from this point. 

  • Optional Duck Reach history tour $40/p extra.


* Safety Considerations

  • Trevallyn is a working power station and not suitable for children under 16 years of age;

  • Long trousers and long sleeve tops and enclosed shoes must be worn;

  • Discover Tasmania Tours shall provide stylish High Visibility Vests, Hard Hats & Safety Glasses.