Tarraleah Power Station open day

Come on a guided tour of Tarraleah Power Station, and see how we generate water from the Nive River into electricity.

Located two hours north-west of Hobart, the Tarraleah Power Station was commissioned over 13 years, with machine numbers 1, 2 and 3 coming online in 1938 and numbers 4, 5 and 6 between 1943 and 1951.

Tarraleah Power Station

Book your tickets

Date:               Saturday 16 November 2019

Time:              Tours will run every 15 minutes from 10 am – 3 pm.

Location:       Tarraleah Estate, 25 Olinda Drive, Tarraleah

Tour groups will depart from Tarraleah Village.

Bookings are essential. Tours are FULLY BOOKED.

Take your time and bring a picnic, or grab your lunch from the Tarraleah Estate Café, and immerse yourself in history.

As well as our information exhibits in the Tarraleah Hall, we’ll have our centenary DVD People of the Hydro playing in the historic church. And, as always, the iconic Penstock Lookout will be ready and waiting for you.

Important information

Your safety

  • Please be advised that, for safety reasons, tour group sizes will be limited.
  • As this is a working power station and for safety reasons there is very-limited-to-no disabled and wheelchair access.
  • Please note the guided tour will involve accessing parts of the station by climbing up and down stairs.
  • ALL visitors must wear long trousers, long sleeves and sturdy closed-in, flat-heeled shoes.
  • More safety information can be found here.


  • As this is an operating power station, cameras, bags, food and drinks are not permitted inside the station and, therefore, we ask that you please leave these items in your car.
  • You are welcome to bring phones and jackets into the power stations.


Parking is available at Tarraleah Village.

There will be no parking available at the power station.


We look forward to welcoming you to our power stations and hope you enjoy this unique opportunity to see inside a working hydropower station.

Further information can be obtained by contacting marketing@hydro.com.au.


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