City to Gardens Circuit

Queens Domain, Hobart
Distance: 2.4km
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Getting There

The start of this circuit can be from the CBD by foot or bike and able to be traveled in its entirety (as a circuit) or partially (out and back the same way) depending on your plans, the time you have available and your physical ability. The section of the circuit that begins at the Bridge of Remembrance and along Soldiers Memorial Avenue and onto Themeda Track and around to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens entrance can be accessed with a wheelchair and pram. There is parking available at the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre, Mcvilly Drive parking at the Cenotaph and at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical gardens. Please observe any time or pay parking at these locations.

An enjoyable loop track leaving from either the The Bridge of Remembrance or the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. This route links a variety of natural and cultural heritage features, ideal for cyclists and dogs on lead.

Take a peaceful and reflective stroll 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 and provide shelter and a valuable food source to many Tasmanian-endemic animal species such as the Eastern Barred Bandicoot and the Tasmanian Native Hen.

Visitors traveling on the City to Gardens Circuit will pass several key features located on the Lower Queens Domain on route to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. These include the Soldiers Memorial Avenue, the historical Gunpowder Magazine and former guard house, Government House and the Beaumaris Zoo, where the last captive Tasmanian Tiger died in 1936.

ActivitySuggested TimeDifficulty
WalkingUnder 2 hours
Bike RidingUnder 2 hours
Mountain BikingUnder 2 hours

Track Features

Walking with dogsPublic transportToiletsParkingDrinking waterPicnic areaLookoutCafe/Refreshments/Shop

Dogs allowed on lead.


No Horses

Safety Precautions

CautionRoad crossing

There are several road crossings along this trail.

Plan your visit

Leave No Trace is an internationally accepted way of minimising impacts on the places we visit. Respect wildlife, be considerate with others, dispose your waste properly.

Be prepared for the walk. Plan your trip ahead, bring enough water, check the alerts, and make sure you are comfortable with the difficulty rating.

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Track contacts

Track managed by City of Hobart
City of Hobart

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.