A report card looking at the health of the Derwent has found the condition of the estuary improved in many areas but declined in others in 2015-16. The 2016 State of the Derwent Report Card summarises monitoring data collected by the Derwent Estuary Program (DEP) and partners in the area between New Norfolk and the Iron Pot Light.
Posted Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 11:00 AM
What’s the best direction to walk the Alum Cliffs Track along the Derwent? That’s what I was wondering when a fine afternoon seemed to invite me to try the walk. As I was doing it by myself, a neat solution occurred. I could walk it both ways! That would not only solve the transport issue, it’d give me twice the walk distance.
Posted Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 5:00 PM
Art isn’t always child-friendly. Hobart’s controversial Museum of Old and New Art (better known as MONA) might be seen as a prime example of that. But there is a way to approach MONA that is decidedly child-friendly. It involves walking just over 3km along the Derwent foreshore, and ending up in the grounds of MONA. (Going inside is purely optional.)
Posted Monday, 11 July 2016, 5:15 PM
Any time of the year is a good time to try the short walks around New Norfolk. But could there be a better season than autumn, when the poplars and willows colour up; the winds calm down; and the broad Derwent seems in no rush to get to the sea? Find directions and maps here: Greater Hobart Trails
Posted Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 4:00 PM
Driving across the Derwent River at Bridgewater, you’re not likely to miss the large number of waterbirds, especially black swans, out on the river. More easily missed though is the lovely Bridgewater Foreshore Trail that winds downstream from nearby.
Posted Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 2:00 PM
There are walking tracks a plenty along the Derwent and the Easter holiday is a good time to find them on Greater Hobart Trails! However, are you suspicious when you hear the words “suitable for all ages”? It’s actually true for the walk from Cornelian Bay to the Botanical Gardens. Still dubious? Peter Grant of Naturescribe did this walk and solved the mystery.
Posted Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 2:00 PM
A new 12 month monitoring trial will keep tabs on the quality of the Derwent River’s fresh water – Hobart’s major drinking water supply.
Posted Monday, 11 January 2016, 11:00 AM
The State of the Derwent Report 2010 -2015 is now available.
Posted Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 9:00 PM
The Derwent Estuary Program invites you to attend the Derwent Science and Management Symposium at the CSIRO Marine Laboratories in Hobart on 23 April 2015.
Posted Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 1:00 PM
Today a team of volunteers rolled up their sleeves to tidy the Prince of Wales Bay, in support of the 2015 Clean-up Australia Business Day campaign.
Posted Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 3:00 PM
Restoring and promoting the Derwent estuary