New Town Rivulet Track New Town and Lenah Valley, Hobart

Today’s weather

Partly cloudy

13°C Partly cloudy.

Issued 5.10am, Sun 28 Aug 2016
Source © Bureau of Meteorology

Distance

7.5km

Experience

Historic/cultural

Description

Following New Town Rivulet upstream from its junction with the Derwent River is a wonderful journey of discovery.

The landscape changes steadily from urban to suburban to bushland. There is history too, with glimpses of colonial houses with their rambling gardens, a convict-built bridge beneath New Town Road plus the unexpected Greek-style temple of Lady Franklin Museum. The sound of running water is ever present and in the higher reaches there are lovely pools and cascades. Small trout and native fish are often seen darting past and if you are very lucky you may even spot a platypus.

Keep an eye out for Flora, Fauna and Foray, a series of sculptures and waymarkers depicting the natural and cultural themes highlighted by the Lenah Valley community as being important to them.

The end of this walk links into the network of tracks on kunanyi / Mount Wellington.

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

Access

Accessible with pram  Accessible via public transport

Facilities

Parking  Picnic 

Restrictions

No horses

Safety precautions

Caution  Caution - road crossing/s 

There are several road crossings along this trail.

Map

Photos

  • New Town Rivulet Track 1
    Photo: Eddie Safarik
  • New Town Rivulet Track 2
    Photo: Eddie Safarik
  • New Town Rivulet Track 3
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • New Town Rivulet Track 4
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • New Town Rivulet Track 6
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • New Town Rivulet Track 7
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • New Town Rivulet Track 8
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • New Town Rivulet Track - Flora image by Jonathan Wherrett
    Photo: Jonathan Wherrett
  • New Town Rivulet Track - Fauna image by Jonathan Wherrett
    Photo: Jonathan Wherrett
  • New Town Rivulet Track - Foray image by Jonathan Wherrett
    Photo: Jonathan Wherrett

Elevation profile (m)

Getting there

Ride your bike along the Intercity Cycleway or drive your car to the start of the trail at New Town Bay.

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.