Old Beach Foreshore Trail

1 h to 1 h 45 min

20 min to 45 min

4.2 km
return

↑ 43 m
↓ -43 m

Easy track
Starting from Jetty Road, Old Beach, this return walk takes you along the foreshore of Old Beach. This scenic journey full of birdlife is considered one of Hobart's hidden gems. From ducks to black swans on the lake, you'll have many chances to birdwatch here. Try not to focus too much on bird species and miss the panoramic views, especially of kunanyi / Mount Wellington. The jetty at the start of the track has quite a story. After completing their sentence in prison for stealing honey, James Austin and John Earle (cousins) established a ferry service in 1816, making use of this jetty. Dogs are allowed on lead. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Old Beach Foreshore Trail & Jetty Road (-42.7773766,147.2647446)
Mode Bus Car
DirectionsFrom Midland Highway, 1, Bridgewater.
  • Turn on to East Derwent Highway, B32 then drive for 410 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto East Derwent Highway, B32 and drive for another 730 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto East Derwent Highway, B32 and drive for another 2.6 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto East Derwent Highway, B32 and drive for another 2.4 km
  • Turn right onto Jetty Road and drive for another 790 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Old Beach Foreshore Trail & Jetty Road Start heading along Old Beach Foreshore Trail (a walking track).
Find the car park at the start.
After another 95 m pass a seat (on your left).
After another 165 m continue straight, to head along Old Beach Foreshore Trail.
After another 110 m continue straight, to head along Old Beach Foreshore Trail.
After another 210 m continue straight, to head along Old Beach Foreshore Trail.
After another 170 m continue straight, to head along Old Beach Foreshore Trail.
After another 125 m continue straight, to head along Old Beach Foreshore Trail.
After another 235 m continue straight, to head along Old Beach Foreshore Trail.
After another 610 m continue straight, to head along Old Beach Foreshore Trail.
After another 70 m continue straight, to head along Old Beach Foreshore Trail.
Continue another 265 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.1 km to get back to the start.
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Terrain
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Old Beach Foreshore Trail


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 4.2 km
Time 1 h to 1 h 45 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Seat: There is one 125 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Seat
125 m[seat]
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