Things to do - Power station tours

Power station open days

See the clean energy revolution up close!

Join us for a guided power station tour and see how we use water to make energy.

For more than 100 years we’ve been harnessing natural energy to power Tasmanian households and businesses.

This year we invite you to join us on a free tour, as we open up two of our power stations to visitors – Devils Gate Power Station and Tarraleah Power Station.

Our experts, with years of (collective) experience, will be on-hand during the day to guide you through our power stations and answer your questions.

Devils Gate Power Station website

Devils Gate Power Station

Saturday 9 November 2019

Tours are fully booked

Tarraleah Power Station

Tarraleah Power Station

Saturday 16 November 2019

Tours are fully booked

The open days are also a chance to learn about our history and the engineering skills and innovation behind our stations. We’ll also have activities and information about these exciting initiatives on the day:

  • Battery of the Nation - learn more about Tasmania’s renewable energy potential, and what’s ahead for pumped hydro and the reimagining of the Tarraleah hydropower scheme.
  • Generation Hydro - with a cool, hands-on learning area, there will be activities for young and old.
  • What’s happening now and what’s ahead – come and talk to our people about the work we do every day and check out the scheme diagrams for the areas we manage. Also find out about up-coming activities and what’s on during the summer school holidays.

Can’t make it on the day?

While we are unable to open all of our power stations all year round, there are a number of opportunities for you to see what we do.

Historical Waddamana – See the heart of hydropower heritage when you visit our first power station – Waddamana Power Station. The heritage site is free to visit and open seven days a week (excluding Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day).

Touring Trevallyn – Discover Tasmania Tours provide the opportunity to visit the (operating) Trevallyn Power Station. Located a convenient five minutes from the Launceston CBD, this is a must see on your next visit to the state’s north. Bookings are essential.

Meander at Lake Margaret – A Lake Margaret Power Station tour with RoamWild provides you with a unique opportunity to witness a piece of Tasmania’s industrial heritage at work. Lake Margaret Power Station is located on the picturesque west coast, just outside Queenstown. Bookings are essential.

© Hydro-Electric Corporation 2019