Lake Barrington

A serene lakeside setting for picnics, swimming, rowing, watersking and fishing. Originally built as part of Tasmania's hydro-electric scheme, Lake Barrington today is home to an international rowing course, recognised as one of the finest rowing courses in the world. It is also a popular venue for water skiers, swimmers, power boat enthusiasts, canoers, model yacht enthusiasts and fishermen. It is a designated “big fish’’ lake as it is stocked by Tasmania’s Inland Fisheries Service with rainbow and brown trout along with atlantic salmon. It is not uncommon to land trout bigger than 2kg (5lb).



The foreshore at the rowing course has excellent picnic and barbecue facilities with expansive lawns and shelters for visitor and during rowing events. No water activity is permitted within the boundaries of the international rowing course. Public toilets are available. Kentish Park and Wilmot foreshore have boat ramps, pontoons and free camping areas. Kentish Park is the primary camping area with toilets and shelter. Wilmot dose not and therefore campers must be self contained. The rowing course and Devils’ Gate dam sites do not provide for camping. The Devils Gate dam site has no facilities other than picnic tables. Along the foreshores you will see tall eucalypt forest and lush rainforest which harbour a plethora of wildlife. These include possums, wallabies, pademelons, echidnas, wombats, quolls and a huge variety of birdlife including the endangered wedge-tailed eagle and grey goshawk.


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Lake Barrington, Tasmania, 7306