Back to past events

Lake Margaret Power Station Tour

Saturday, October 11, 2014 to Sunday, October 12, 2014

Come on a self-guided tour of Lake Margaret Power Station, and see how water from the nearby lake is used to generate electricity. These tours will run as part of the Queenstown Heritage and Arts Festival program. For more information visit

Located 10 km north of Queenstown, Lake Margaret Power Station is also celebrating its 100 year birthday in 2014. Lake Margaret Power Station was commissioned in 1914, by the Mt Lyell Mining and Railway Company to provide electricity for its mines. It was later purchase by Hydro Tasmania purchased in 1985. Find out more in the Lake Margaret Power Station fact sheet.


Date: Saturday 11 Oct and Sunday 12 Oct 2014 

Time: Shuttles depart on the half hour from 8:00am – 4:00pm

Location: West Coast Wilderness Railway Station, Driffield Street (departure point)

For bookings call the West Coast Wilderness Railway Station on 03 6471 0100.  Book early to avoid disappointment!

Guests will be on site for 1 hour and spend 25 minutes in transit each way.

Toilets will be on site. Private vehicles will strictly not be allowed on site during the weekend.

As this is a working station and for safety reasons there is very limited disabled and wheelchair access.

For mobility assistance please email

Please be advised that for safety reasons tour groups will be limited so there may be a short wait inbetween tours during peak times. More tour safetly information can be found here

If you have any questions about the power station tours please contact