Ride a bike or drive your car to near Site 9 in the Waterworks Reserve to the start of the walk.
An easy loop walk through bush and parkland with playground areas and barbecue facilities. The Waterworks Reserve is a popular spot for family celebrations. Barbecue shelters can be booked in advance through the Hobart City Council.
The loop walk winds around the edge of the Upper and Lower Reservoirs. A shorter option is to make a loop around just one reservoir. Keep your eyes open within the bushland section of the walk as these are excellent places to observe a variety of birds and fungi. Discover the history of supplying fresh water to Hobart in the displays within the historic sandstone Receiving House.
As the Waterworks Reserve is part of the drinking water catchment area, dogs are prohibited from entering the reserve.
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.