Paddling is an activity that the whole family can enjoy. Grab your paddles and take advantage of Tasmania's pristine waterways!

Tasmania’s lakes fuel our hydropower system, but they're also ideal for paddling, kayaking and canoeing.  

A number of lakes we manage provide the perfect scenery for paddling, including Lake Barrington, Lake Rosebery, Lake Meadowbank and Lake Pedder. Day-use and camping facilities, or accommodation options (like Pedder Wilderness Lodge) are available at these locations to create the perfect weekend out. Use our recreational sites map to view all of our best locations for paddling. 

For the more experienced adventurers, water releases are provided for whitewater rafting on the King River on the West Coast, and between Lake Rowallan and Lake Parangana in the North-West of the state.

Before you head off, check our information on lake levels, and ensure the safety of yourself and others as you enjoy Tasmania’s precious lakes.


If you’re packing the camping gear into the boot of the car this holiday season there’s a good chance you’ll come across some of the camping and recreation sites we manage. To help you get the most out of your camping experience, we asked a couple of our engineers to apply their knowledge of dam building to pitching a tent.