Charles Darwin Trail Bellerive, Clarence

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Issued 4.10pm, Sat 27 Aug 2016
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Distance

12.0km

Experience

Historic/cultural

Description

Follow the footsteps of Charles Darwin when he visited Hobart on the HMS Beagle in 1836. Interpretive signs along the trail are based on the notes and observations Darwin made during his day excursion on Hobart’s eastern shore. The track follows the coast between Bellerive and Howrah, then heads inland via local streets to Waverly Flora Park and returns to Kangaroo Bay. The coastal section is reasonably flat and mostly concrete with gentle grades over Bellerive Bluff and Second Bluff. Stencils have been marked on footpaths between Howrah Beach and Waverly Flora Park to assist with navigation. The track through Waverly Flora Park is gravel and has some steeper sections

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking Half day
Moderate
Mountain bike riding Under 2 hours
Easy
Dogs allowed on lead Half day
Moderate

Facilities

Toilets  Parking  Drinking water  Picnic  Lookout  Cafe/refreshments/shop

Restrictions

No horses

Map

Photos

  • Charles Darwin Trail 3
  • Charles Darwin Trail 2
  • Charles Darwin Trail 1

Elevation profile (m)

Getting there

Start at carpark at the end of Cambridge Rd in Bellerive Village.

This track is managed by the Clarence City Council

If you have any questions, feedback or updates regarding this track please contact the track manager at the Clarence City Council by phone on 03 6245 8600 or by email to clarence@ccc.tas.gov.au For urgent communications please contact us by phone.