Margate Rivulet Track Margate, Kingborough

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Issued 4.10pm, Sun 22 May 2022
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This return walk is more than just rolling green hills and friendly horses, it’s also rich in local history. Back in 1818, Margate was a convict sawing station. The station operated for around seven years, supplying much of the timber for the early Hobart buildings. The dry stone wall in Davis Flat, a good picnic spot, are believed to be convict built. Margate was also a fruit and hop growing district, and a timber and ship building port.

You’ll also see recent plantings of black and white gums – important food for swift parrots and forty-spotted pardalotes, both threatened species. Lucky observers may even spot platypus in the creek, or find a native orchid. And on a fine day, you’ll have great views to the distant Snug Tiers. Council has recently been able to extend the track south to Brook Lane, thanks to a generous land donation, as well as north to the Channel Highway with the help of enthusiastic Green Corps volunteers. The Tramway Hill Landcare Group cares for this site.

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking Under 2 hours
Cycling Under 2 hours
Mountain bike riding Under 2 hours
Horse riding Under 2 hours


Dogs allowed on lead 

Dogs allowed on lead.


  • Margate Rivulet Track 3
  • Margate Rivulet Track 1
  • Margate Rivulet Track 2


Getting there

Margate Rivulet Track can be accessed from numerous locations including Channel Highway (adjacent the Sandfly Rd bridge), Day Spring Drive, Rollins Rd and Brook Lane.

This track is managed by Kingborough Council

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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 For urgent communications please contact us by phone.