Swimming, fishing and walking

Triathalon swim in Hobart

Cleaning up the Derwent improves the swimming, fishing and walking opportunities in Hobart.

  • The Derwent Esutary Program conducts Beach Watch which involves weekly sampling over the summer months at popular beaches and bays to check if they are safe for swimming.
  • Mercury levels in commonly fished species are monitored annually and health advice is updated regularly.
  • Walking tracks can be found from New Norfolk and along the eastern and western shores of the Derwent. Find details in the Foreshore Walking Tracks guide - map and text.

Juvenile Spotted Handfish (Brachionichyths hirsutus)

Restoring and promoting the Derwent estuary