Lake Burbury - TAS



DEG: -42.12309 145.65876
DMS: 42º 07' 23.12" S 145º 39' 31.51" E
UTM: 55 G 5335687mN 389135mE
Altitude: 259.84m


Place Type

Geography - Lake,River,Creek


161.35kms NorthWest of Hobart - Driving 243 km (3 hours 7 mins)
482.13kms South of Melbourne - Driving 683 km (23 hours 22 mins)

Address & Contact

Phone: (03) 6471 251
Email: N/A



At Lake Burbury is man made, with its waters held back by the Crotty Dam on the King River. Built by Tasmanian Hydro Electric Corporation, it supplies the John Butters Hydro Electric power station.

It is a popular fishing water and is conveniently just 15 minutes east of Queenstown. In its waters you can fish for the legendary Tasmanian wild trout with both brown and rainbow varieties available.

It is named after Stanley Burbury, the first Australian-born Governor of Tasmania.

There are boat launching, picnic and barbecue facilities.

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Closest Weather Station

TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Strahan Aerodrome
Distance from Lake Burbury 30.53km W
Mean Max. °C20.721.119.416.714.212.612.213.114.316.117.919.7
Mean Min. °C10.710.
Mean Rain mm85.863.8103.6114.1144.3152.1170.5173.8156.3117.595.693.9

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