Lake Barrington, Tasmania

Lake Barrington, located in Northern Tasmania, approximately 40 minute drive from Devonport. It is the site of a world-standard rowing course and in 1990 hosted the World Rowing Championships. The venue has been the site for several Australian Rowing Championships since 1984 including the Masters Rowing Championships in 2018.

The lake is approximately 30 metres deep and is well protected from the prevailing North Westerly winds. Lake Barrington is regularly acclaimed as the finest natural rowing course in Australia with its amphitheatre created by the surrounding hills and clean air.

Due to the mix of topography and land tenure surrounding the Lake recreational access to the Lake and its shoreline is restricted to a limited number of sites with the three key sites being the Kentish Park, Lake Barrington Park and the Rowing Course.

The course is fully buoyed with 8 lanes and with fabulous competitor and spectator facilities.

More information about the Lake can be found on the Rowing Tasmania website and to appreciate the stunning scenery

How to get to the Venue

The Lake Barrington International Rowing Course is situated an easy 15-minute drive from the tourist township of Sheffield on sealed roads and the estimated traveling times from the major centres are:

  • Devonport – Home port of the Spirit of Tasmania and Devonport Airport. Approx. 30 minutes
  • Ulverstone – A seaside town at the mouth of the Leven River. Approx. 45 minutes
  • Burnie – This port city with an industrial past has reinvented itself as a vibrant and creative city on a beautiful stretch of Tasmania’s North West Coast. Approx. 75 minutes
  • Deloraine – A delightful riverside town with a historic streetscape classified by the National Trust. Approx. 45 minutes
  • Launceston –Tasmania’s second major city is a vibrant hub for food and wine, culture and nature, a major gateway to the State through Launceston Airport. Approx. 70 minutes
  • Hobart – The State’s capital city offers a contrasting blend of heritage, scenery, and culture, with world-class activities and attractions nearby. Approx. 3 hours and 15 minutes

By Air
Flights operate daily into Launceston or Devonport, for domestic  visitors to Tasmania. Please visit the Official Travel Bookings Provider, CTM for more information.

By Sea

Spirit of Tasmania is proud to promote travel to the Australian Rowing Championships 2021 and is offering participants the best available passenger fares.

Click here for more information on booking your travel on Spirit of Tasmania.

Where to stay

There are a number of websites that will be able to assist you in your travel & accommodation, including:

There are also several Airbnb options available in the area.