Charles Darwin Trail Bellerive, Clarence

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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
Mountain bike riding Under 2 hours


Dogs allowed on lead 

Dogs allowed on lead.


Toilets  Parking  Drinking water  Picnic  Lookout  Cafe/refreshments/shop


No horses


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


Getting there

Start at car park at the end of Cambridge Road in Bellerive Village.

This track is managed by Clarence City Council

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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 6217 9500 or by email to For urgent communications please contact us by phone.