John Butters Power Station – Tours

John Butters Power Station – Guided Tours

John Butters Power Station – Guided Tours

Hydro Tasmania

The water from Lake Burbury drops 200 metres on its journey via tunnels to the John Butters Power Station. Come and experience the station and discover how we turn this water into electricity using a 143 MW Francis turbine. Located on the bank of the picturesque King River, this is a rare opportunity to see inside one of Tasmania's more modern power stations.

For more information, visit the Hydro Tasmania tour page here.


John Butters Power Station. From Queenstown travel south along Driffield St – which turns into Lynchford Rd and then Mount Jukes Rd – and turn left after the bridge over the King River.


15 October - 15 October

10:00AM Saturday


The power station is not accessible for people with mobility issues.


Open 10:00am–3:00pm. No bookings required. Parking is available at the power station. Toilet facilities are available.