Hobart Rivulet Park

South Hobart, Hobart
Distance: 2.7km
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Getting There

Time limited parking is available at the Hamlet Cafe next to Linear park at the City end of the walk and there is parking at the Cascade Brewery end of the walk. There are also Metro buses available - check the Metro Tasmania website for the route timetable or Trip Planner.

Following Hobart Rivulet upstream from the city to the foothills of kunanyi / Mount Wellington, this trail has a gentle uphill grade and is well suited to bikes and dogs on lead.

Along the way keep your eyes on the water or waters edge for the platypus that call this rivulet home. These incredibly special animals living so close to Hobart City have recently become stars in a documentary called the Platypus Guardian. The documentary and the City of Hobart's Bushcare program aim to raise awareness of the significant need for the protection of these beautiful places that we enjoy.

This is also a culturally interesting walk. Until the 1860s Hobart Rivulet was the main source of fresh water for the new settlement and so the colony grew up along its banks. You will pass the World Heritage Listed Female Factory, an institution used to house convict women and their children.

Further upstream is the historic Cascade Brewery. The playground and barbecue facilities in Cascade Gardens make this an ideal spot to take a break before retracing your steps to the city.

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

Track Features

PramsPublic transportWalking with dogsTrail RiderToiletsParkingDrinking waterPicnic area

Dogs allowed on lead.


No Horses

Safety Precautions


Be aware of other bike riders and walkers using 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 parks@hobartcity.com.au. For urgent communications please contact us by phone.