Kingborough Municipality is home to many walking tracks of varying landscape and difficulty. As you explore, you’ll come to appreciate all that Kingborough offers, including its great cultural features, a wonderful variety of landscapes and a great range of birds and animals, including some very special threatened species. Some of the walking tracks may even follow the ancient paths of Tasmanian Aboriginals.
Some walks are suitable for mountain bikes, prams, horses and dogs on leads. Advice is provided for each of the walks but please remember that in nature, you may encounter natural hazards. We cannot guarantee the information is free from error, so our best advice is to be prepared, take your own water and follow the principles of Leave No Trace.
Council endorsed the Kingborough Tracks and Trails Strategic Action Plan following public consultation in early 2017. The plan has been developed to provide a clear, coordinated and strategic approach to guide Council’s planning, development, management and promotion of a municipal wide network of tracks into the future.
Download or view the Kingborough Tracks and Trails Strategic Action Plan (PDF).
A feasibility study has been endorsed after extensive community consultation for a North West Bay River multi-use trail. This is a significant project and it is going to take some time, as well as require further consultation, to address all of the recommendations in the study.
Download or view the North West Bay River Multi-use Trail Feasibility Study, endorse October 2020 (PDF).
Sharing and caring for tracks and trails
Root rot is a serious plant disease which is spread by humans and invades a plant’s roots and kills its host by blocking the uptake of water and nutrients. Once root rot is present it cannot be removed. It may be carried unknowingly on dirty boots, bike and car tyres, horses hooves and camping equipment. Starting your walk with clean gear helps prevent its spread, as does staying on the marked track.
Caring for your local bushland
Many of the local reserves are cared for by one of Kingborough’s Care Groups (Bushcare, Coastcare, Landcare and ‘Friends of’ groups). If you would like to be a part of caring for a natural area near you, contact Council’s Bushcare Officer on (03) 6211 8200, or ask for a copy of the Naturally Ours directory of Care Groups.
Trail etiquette and safety
Being considerate of others and following trail etiquette will assist you to share the tracks responsibly and minimise potential conflict. Click here for the link from the Greater Hobart Trails Website that provides information on multi-use etiquette and some tips on being safe and minimising our impact by following some general principles.
List of tracks and trails
The following downloadable PDFs provide information on all local tracks and trails.
- Trails, Maps and Symbols
- 1 Cathedral Rock Track
- 2 Wellington Falls Track
- 3 Leslie Vale Track
- 4 Picket Hill Track
- 5 Alum Cliffs Track
- 6 Taroona Foreshore Track
- 7 Bonnet Hill Track
- 8 Boronia Beach Track
- 9 Boronia Hill Flora Track
- 10 Whitewater Creek Track
- 11 Kingborough Mountain Bike Park
- 12 Mount Pleasant Track
- 13 Blowhole Track
- 14 Suncoast Headlands Track
- 15 Peter Murrell Reserves Tracks
- 16 Stinkpot Bay Track
- 17 Wingara Gully Track
- 18 Tinderbox Hills Track
- 19 Fossil Cove Track
- 20 North West Bay River Track
- 21 Allens Rivulet Track
- 22 Kaoota Tramway Track
- 23 Nierinna Creek Track
- 24 Margate Rivulet Track
- 25 Dru Point Track
- 26 Margate Tramway Track
- 27 Tramway Hill Track
- 28 Snug to Margate Shared Path
- 29 Dave Burrows Walk
- 30 Harts Hill Track
- 31 Snug River Track
- 32 Snug Falls Track
- 33 Coningham Clifftop Track
- 34 Manuka Hills Track
- 35 Kettering Township Tracks
- 36 Dennes Point Heritage Trail
- 37 Cape Queen Elizabeth Track
- 38 Alonnah-Sheepwash Bay Track
- 39 Fluted Cape Track
- 40 Mavista Nature Walk
- 41 East Cloudy Head Track
- 42 Labillardiere Peninsula Track
For information on walking, cycling, mountain biking and horse riding tracks and trails in Hobart, Kingborough, Derwent Valley, Clarence, Glenorchy and Brighton please go to the Greater Hobart Trails website.