Launceston Hydro Electricity & Power Station Explorer.

Closed due to works program and Covid-19 restrictions.

(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.

Tasmania Travel Guide

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.