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Walks

A walk to the beach

This delightful paper describes a year in the life of the natural environment of a small part of Taroona. It has been written by local naturalist Simon Grove.

A walk to the Beach

 

 

Taroona Coastal Discovery Trail

A podcast trail developed by the Taroona Environment Network.

The trail runs along the coastal track from Hinsby Beach to the High School, and features 11 points where walkers can listen to podcasts on their own mobile devices.

Find out more on the TEN website  

Note: In May 2014 part of the track near the end of Kelvedon Ave. has been temporarily closed for installation of a new sewerage pumping station 

 

Truganini Track

The Truganini Track starts at the Big Bend on the boundary of Kingborough and Hobart municipalities. It is a pleasant walk of about one hour to the signal station on the top of Mt Nelson. The track follows a creek along through wet sclerophyll forest before climbing steeply up the hill into heathy dry sclerophyll. The track emerges out onto lawns at the old signal (semaphore) station, where there are magnificent views encompassing Hobart 's northern suburbs, the city, Eastern shore including Ralph's Bay and South Arm, and south to Betsy Island. Light meals and drinks are available at the signal station cafe.

Wildflowers are abundant in spring and summer in the heathy upper section, and orchids, colourful fungi, ferns and mosses abound in the forested areas. Honey eaters, pardalotes, wattle birds and many other small birds are abundant in the heath, and sometimes clinking currawongs can be seen at the signal station.

A memorial sculpture for Truganini and the Tasmanian Aborigines can be visited nearby.

The return walk is much less than the climb up (25-30 minutes), and there is a metro bus service at both ends of the track (Southern Connector at the bottom, Mt Nelson bus at the top).

The track is muddy after wet weather, and there are several small creek crossings. Sturdy footwear is advised.

 

Alum Cliffs Walk

Walk from the Shot Tower to Kingston (or vice versa). The track starts in the carpark near the Shot Tower. This track includes a new section from the Shot Tower to the cliff tops at Taronga Road, and then joins the well-known old track to Kingston Beach. The brochure can be found on Kingborough Council website here.  

 

http://www.kingborough.tas.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/5%20Alum%20Cliffs%20track.pdf

 

Greater Hobart Trails

For more information about these and other walks in and near Taroona, visit the Greater Hobart Trails website:

http://www.greaterhobarttrails.com.au/tracks/