Blowhole Track Blackmans Bay, Kingborough

Today’s weather

Light rain

Possible late rain.

Issued 4.11pm, Sat 22 Jul 2017
Source © Bureau of Meteorology

Distance

1.0km

Experience

Coastal

Description

Take a short stroll through the Mary Knoll Reserve beneath the last stand of black gums in Blackmans Bay. This gully was once full of blackberry and other weeds, but was cleared by Council with the help of volunteers. It now provides a lovely winding walk to the beach alongside one of the few natural watercourses remaining in the suburb. The track crosses the road and continues around the wooded coastal headland past the blowhole. Not so long ago this area was a popular coastal route and gathering place for Tasmanian Aboriginal people. You can still see the shell pieces in the large midden on the headland. These days, the coastline is cared for by the Blackmans Bay Coastcare Group.

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking Under 2 hours
Moderate
Dogs allowed on lead Under 2 hours
Moderate

Facilities

Toilets  Parking  Drinking water  Picnic  Lookout  Cafe/refreshments/shop

Restrictions

No bikes  No horses

Safety precautions

Danger - cliff face 

Mostly level with a few steps.

Map

Photos

  • Blowhole Track 1
  • Blowhole Track 2
  • Blowhole Track 3
  • Blowhole Track 4
  • Blowhole Track 5

Elevation profile (m)

Getting there

The Blowhole track is accessed from Blowhole Rd (off Roslyn Ave)in Blackmans Bay and links through to Talone Rd.

This track is managed by the Kingborough Council

If you have any questions, feedback or updates regarding this track please contact the track manager at the Kingborough Council by phone on 03 6211 8200 or by email to kc@kingborough.tas.gov.au For urgent communications please contact us by phone.