Trevallyn Dam is situated on the South Esk River just outside Launceston, Tasmania’s northern city.
Excellent for a picnic, trail walks and boating, the dam is located within the Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area. The 440 hectare (1089 acre) reserve offers a range of attractions and activities. Visitors can walk along the South Esk River gorge, view the Trevallyn Dam wall in flood and experience cable hang-gliding.
Wander the open grassy reserve where you are likely to see resident wombats and ducks out on the water. Enjoy short walks out to lookouts or a longer walk from the gorge right up past the Trevallyn Power Station. During summer, the water is ideal for swimming and the shores of Lake Trevallyn are utilised by the Launceston community for water skiing, kayaking and windsurfing. Find a spot in the spacious undercover barbecue area to have your lunch.
Trevallyn Dam is about 10-minutes drive (4 kilometres/2.5 miles) from Launceston’s central business district.