The Tantangara Reservoir is located northeast of the Lake Eucumbene, near the township of Adaminaby.
To reach the Tantangara Reservoir, you’ll need to drive through Adaminaby from the Cooma side, then continue along the Snowy Mountains Highway until you reach the Providence Portal turn-off. From there, it’s just 4 km to the Tantangara turn-off on the right, and then 18 km of gravel road to the dam wall.
Water levels at Tantangara have been historically low, however, Brown and Rainbow trout populations remain strong, with fish around the 10lb mark frequently being caught.
All methods of fishing are permitted.
Located in the Snowy Mountains of southeastern Australia, Tantangara is a large and beautiful alpine lake. It’s also one of the most dangerous lakes in the country, thanks to its high winds and unpredictable weather.
Despite the risks, Tantangara is a popular destination for hikers and campers. The views of the surrounding mountains are spectacular, and the lake is a great place to fish and swim.
Drive carefully when around Tangtangara, even in a 4WD, and be cautious of the tracks around the foreshore when lakes levels are low.