There are a range of walks in the Derwent estuary region to suit everyone, from easy walks for the whole family to more challenging tracks for the experienced bushwalker. The tracks allow you to explore diverse plant and wildlife communities, interesting geographical features and historic sites. They offer a diverse range of environments from coastal beaches and bushland to hilltop vistas and rural scenes, taking in some of southern Tasmania’s most stunning scenery.
In 2010 the Derwent Estuary Program organised a walking tracks forum and the various stakeholders who attended all agreed we needed better ways of letting people know about the fantastic walking and riding opportunities in and around Hobart. The Greater Hobart Trails website is the result of those discussions.
To further underpin a foreshore tracks system, a visitors survey, a land ownership analysis and a strategy to facilitate track development and promotion were also completed. The long-term vision for this project is to provide a quality walking experience reflecting, imparting and conserving the unique values of the Derwent estuary.
The Derwent Estuary Program has also published Foreshore Walking Tracks Around the Derwent Estuary. This publication presents 26 tracks where walkers can see wetlands, bushland, sea cliffs, beaches, parks and stunning views of Hobart. Many tracks also allow access for bikes, prams and wheelchairs. Like a hard copy? Please contact us.