Taroona Foreshore Track Taroona, Kingborough

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Issued 4.10pm, Thu 21 Sep 2017
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Distance

3.0km

Experience

Coastal

Description

You can access Taroona’s popular foreshore track from many streets which run down to the Derwent River. The track takes you on a gentle stroll around the coastline, along Hinsby and Taroona beaches, and amongst remnant coastal bushland. Blue gums, black gums, sheoaks and blackwoods form the canopy, with an understorey of hopbush, banksias, coast wattle, salt bush and grasses. Enjoy the views south to the Alum Cliffs and the Shot Tower, and over the Derwent River to Opossum Bay and South Arm.

Not so long ago, the foreshore was a popular gathering place for the Mouhenneener Aboriginal people. ‘Taroona’ is the aboriginal name for chiton (kytun) – a shell animal found along the foreshore. Taroona’s coastal foreshore and the gullies leading into it are cared for by a local volunteer group, the Taroona Environment Network.

The Track has been recently extended around the Kelvedon Oval linking into Flinders Esplanade which takes you all the way to the Taroona High and Primary School.

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

Facilities

Toilets  Parking  Picnic 

Restrictions

No horses

Media box

Map

Photos

  • Taroona Foreshore 1
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  • Taroona Foreshore 9
  • Taroona Foreshore 10

Elevation profile (m)

Getting there

Taroona Foreshore Track can be accessed from numerous locations including Wandella Ave, Jenkins St, Hinsby Rd, Illawong Cres, Devon Walk and Kelvedon Ave.

This track is managed by the Kingborough Council

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 kc@kingborough.tas.gov.au For urgent communications please contact us by phone.