Truganini Track Sandy Bay and Mount Nelson, Hobart

Distance

2.1km

Experience

Bush

Description

A steady uphill climb, first along a sheltered gully and then through open forest, is rewarded by great views from the historic Mt Nelson Signal Station.

The first half of the track follows Cartwright Creek. After leaving the creek the track passes through drier forest where orchids, common heath, flag iris and other wildflowers bloom in Spring. Just before the summit is the Truganini Memorial, dedicated to Tasmanian Aboriginal people and their descendants. From the historic Signal Station there are expansive views across Storm Bay to the Tasman Peninsula and beyond.

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking Under 2 hours
Difficult

Access

Accessible via public transport

Facilities

Toilets  Parking  Drinking water  Picnic  Lookout  Cafe/refreshments/shop

Restrictions

No dogs  No bikes  No horses

Due to significant fauna values, dogs are prohibited from walking this track.

Map

Photos

  • Truganini Track 1
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Truganini Track 2
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Truganini Track 3
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Truganini Track 4
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Truganini Track 5
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Truganini Track 6
    Photo: Eddie Safarik
  • Truganini Track 7
    Photo: Eddie Safarik
  • Truganini Track 8
    Photo: Eddie Safarik
  • Truganini Track 9
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Truganini Track 10
    Photo: Matthew Newton

Elevation profile (m)

Getting there

Take a bus or drive your car to the start of the track on Sandy Bay Road.

This track is managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service and the Hobart City Council

If you have any questions, feedback or updates regarding this track please contact the track manager at the Parks and Wildlife Service by phone on 1300 135 513 or online. For urgent communications please contact us by phone.

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.