City to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Loop Hobart city and The Glebe, Hobart

Today’s weather

Showers

Shower or two.

Issued 4.10pm, Wed 26 Apr 2017
Source © Bureau of Meteorology

Distance

6.7km

Experience

Historic/cultural

Description

An enjoyable loop track leaving from either the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre, Macquarie Wharf Cruise Terminal or the Elizabeth Street Mall and the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. This route links a variety of natural and cultural heritage features, ideal for cyclists and dogs on lead.

Stop and smell the roses in the grounds of Tasmania’s first university campus before strolling between the cedar and cypress trees of the Soldiers Memorial Avenue. Planted in 1918, the Avenue has recently undergone extensive restoration. The adjacent grasslands are an important remnant of the native vegetation that was once widespread around Hobart.

Returning to the city you will pass the beautiful Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and also the gates to the old Beaumaris Zoo, where the last captive Tasmanian Tiger died in 1936.

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

Access

Accessible via public transport

Facilities

Toilets  Parking  Drinking water  Picnic  Lookout  Cafe/refreshments/shop

Restrictions

No horses

Safety precautions

Caution  Caution - road crossing/s 

There are several road crossings along this trail.

Map

Photos

  • City to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Loop - TMAG
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • City to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Loop - yachts
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • City to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Loop - fountain
    Photo: Eddie Safarik
  • City to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Loop - woman and dog
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • City to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Loop - views of grassland and the river
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • City to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Loop - gunpowder magazine
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • City to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Loop - white gums
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • City to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Loop - flower garden
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • City to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Loop - Government House
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • City to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Loop - Beaumaris Zoo gates
    Photo: Kieran Bradley

Elevation profile (m)

Getting there

Walk, ride your bike or take a bus to the city to begin the trail.

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.