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Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area


  • Trevallyn Reserve Track

    Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area caters for a
    wide range of recreational pursuits
    (Photo by Justin Widdowson)

Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area is a multiple-use reserve which caters for many recreational activities, both land and water-based, including facilities run by DISROW (rowing for the disabled). At the Village Green/Hoo Hoo Hut day use area, there are two excellent picnic huts. 

Large social gatherings, picnics, dog walking, exercising, horse riding, cycling, orienteering and rock climbing are popular. The shores of Lake Trevallyn facilitate water skiing, canoeing, swimming and windsurfing. Paringa Archery, Launceston Pony and Riding Club and the Northern Aquatic Club use Trevallyn as a base for their activities. 

Tasmanians, interstate and overseas visitors tend to visit the reserve as part of major sporting events or as an adjunct to a Cataract Gorge visit. Attractions include the Trevallyn Dam wall in flood, circuit walks along the South Esk River gorge and ‘cable’ hang gliding. 

The Village Green has an excellent surface for wheelchair activities, especially ball games. The D.T. Doyle Hut has wheelchair-accessible picnic facilities including sheltered picnic tables and BBQ. Nearby Hoo Hoo Hut has sheltered picnic tables and BBQ. Assistance may be required to cross the grassed areas here. Starting near Hoo Hoo Hut, a wheelchair accessible bitumen track leads down to a lookout over the river. Accessible toilets are located between the two picnic areas. 

Certain areas of the reserve have been designated to allow dog walking. Click on the map below for areas where dogs can be taken.

Map of dog walking areas in Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area