New Town Rivulet Track

New Town and Lenah Valley, Hobart
Distance: 7.5km
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Getting There

Ride your bike along the Intercity Cycleway or drive your car to the start of the trail at New Town Bay.

Following New Town Rivulet upstream from its junction with the Derwent River is a wonderful journey of discovery.

The landscape changes steadily from urban to suburban to bushland. There is history too, with glimpses of colonial houses with their rambling gardens, a convict-built bridge beneath New Town Road plus the unexpected Greek-style temple of Lady Franklin Museum. The sound of running water is ever present and in the higher reaches there are lovely pools and cascades. Small trout and native fish are often seen darting past and if you are very lucky you may even spot a platypus.

Keep an eye out for Flora, Fauna and Foray, a series of sculptures and waymarkers depicting the natural and cultural themes highlighted by the Lenah Valley community as being important to them.

The end of this walk links into the network of tracks on kunanyi / Mount Wellington.

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

Track Features

PramsPublic transportWalking with dogsParkingPicnic area

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.