News archive

  • Latest news from the DEP

    In the March edition of the DEP ebulletin - find out how to register for the Coastal Frontiers conference, learn about the poor state of seagrass in the Derwent and how the DEP partnership works together in a practical way.

    Read more

    Posted Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 10:00 AM

  • State of the Derwent 2016

    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.


    Read more

    Posted Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 11:00 AM

  • Alum Cliffs track - breath taking in more ways than one

    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.

    Read more

    Posted Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 5:00 PM

  • Discover Glenorchy's Art Hub - on foot or by bike

    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.)

    Read more

    Posted Monday, 11 July 2016, 5:15 PM

  • Try the New Norfolk Walks this Autumn

    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

    Read more

    Posted Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 4:00 PM

  • Bridgewater’s Surprising Secret

    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.

    Read more

    Posted Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 2:00 PM

  • Stretch your legs this Easter along the Derwent

    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.

    Read more

    Posted Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 2:00 PM

  • Keeping tabs on the Derwent's fresh water quality

    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.

    Read more

    Posted Monday, 11 January 2016, 11:00 AM

  • The Derwent estuary's five yearly health check

    The State of the Derwent Report 2010 -2015 is now available. 

    Read more

    Posted Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 9:00 PM

  • Derwent Science and Management Symposium

    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.

    Read more

    Posted Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 1:00 PM


Seal pup

Restoring and promoting the Derwent estuary