Hobart Rivulet Park South Hobart, Hobart

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Distance

2.7km

Experience

Historic/cultural

Description

Following Hobart Rivulet upstream from the city to the foot of kunanyi / Mount Wellington, this trail has a gentle uphill grade and is well suited to bikes and dogs on lead.

Along the way are glimpses of the city’s history. Until the 1860s Hobart Rivulet was the main source of fresh water for the new settlement and so the colony grew up along its banks. You will pass the World Heritage Listed Female Factory, an institution used to house convict women and their children.

Further upstream is the historic Cascade Brewery. The playground and barbecue facilities in Cascade Gardens make this an ideal spot to take a break before retracing your steps to the city.

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking Under 2 hours
Easy
Cycling Under 2 hours
Easy
Mountain bike riding Under 2 hours
Very Easy
Dogs allowed on lead Under 2 hours
Easy

Access

Accessible with pram  Accessible via public transport

Facilities

Toilets  Parking  Drinking water  Picnic 

Restrictions

No horses

Safety precautions

Caution 

Be aware of other bike riders and walkers using this trail.

Map

Photos

  • Hobart Rivulet Linear Park 1
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Hobart Rivulet Linear Park 2
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Hobart Rivulet Linear Park 3
    Photo: Eddie Safarik
  • Hobart Rivulet Linear Park 4
    Photo: Eddie Safarik
  • Hobart Rivulet Linear Park 5
    Photo: Eddie Safarik
  • Hobart Rivulet Linear Park 6
    Photo: Eddie Safarik
  • Hobart Rivulet Linear Park 7
    Photo: Eddie Safarik

Elevation profile (m)

Getting there

Walk or ride your bike from the city centre to the beginning of the trail in South Hobart.

This track is managed by the Hobart City Council

If you have any questions, feedback or updates regarding this track please contact the track manager at the Hobart City Council by phone on 03 6238 2886 or by email to hcc@hobartcity.com.au For urgent communications please contact us by phone.