Historic Battery Point Battery Point, Hobart

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Light showers

20°C Possible shower.

Issued 5.28am, Thu 21 Feb 2019
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Step back in history as you explore one of Hobart’s oldest suburbs. From Salamanca Place, climb Kelly’s Steps and wander along Battery Point’s quaint streets, past Georgian cottages and grand colonial mansions, soaking up the village atmosphere. Discover more about our history at Narryna Heritage Museum or the Military Museum of Tasmania. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants along the route at which to enjoy a reviving coffee or meal. Looping back you may wish to explore Sullivan’s Cove, the protected anchorage for the local fishing fleet, Sydney to Hobart racing yachts and Antarctic supply vessels.

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


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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  • Historic Battery Point 1
    Photo: Eddie Safarik
  • Historic Battery Point 2
    Photo: Eddie Safarik
  • Historic Battery Point 3
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Historic Battery Point 4
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Historic Battery Point 5
    Photo: Eddie Safarik
  • Historic Battery Point 6
    Photo: Eddie Safarik
  • Historic Battery Point 7
    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 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.