Classic Urban Parks Hobart

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This walk links several of the city’s historic parks where fountains, gravestones, semaphore stations and slipways provide glimpses into Hobart’s rich and fascinating past.

Depending on the season, you will also be surrounded by roses and spring bulbs in full bloom, bright splashes of autumn colour or welcome shade from towering trees. Why not bring a picnic and pause along the way?

Walking between the parks you will also stroll past many of Hobart’s architectural gems including Salamanca Place’s sandstone warehouses, the imposing façade of Parliament House and art deco office buildings.

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking Half day
Cycling Under 2 hours


Dogs allowed on lead 

Dogs allowed on lead.


Accessible with pram  Accessible via public transport


Toilets  Parking  Drinking water  Picnic  Cafe/refreshments/shop


No horses

Safety precautions

Caution  Caution - road crossing/s 

There are plenty of road crossings along this trail.


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    Photo: Matthew Newton


Getting there

Walk, ride your bike, take a bus, or drive your car to Salamanca Place to begin the trail.

This track is managed by Hobart City Council

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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 For urgent communications please contact us by phone.