City to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Loop

Hobart city and The Glebe, Hobart
Distance: 6.7km
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Getting There

Walk, ride your bike or take a bus to the city to begin the trail.

An enjoyable loop track leaving from either the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre, Macquarie Wharf Cruise Terminal, the Elizabeth Street Mall or the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. This route links a variety of natural and cultural heritage features, ideal for cyclists and dogs on lead.

Stop and smell the roses in the grounds of Tasmania’s first university campus before strolling 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.

Returning to the city you will pass the beautiful Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and also the gates to the old Beaumaris Zoo, where the last captive Tasmanian Tiger died in 1936.

ActivitySuggested TimeDifficulty
WalkingHalf day
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.