Truganini Track

Sandy Bay and Mount Nelson, Hobart
Distance: 2.1km
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Getting There

Take a bus or drive your car to the start of the track on Sandy Bay Road.

A steady uphill climb, first along a sheltered gully and then through open forest, is rewarded by great views from the historic Mt Nelson Signal Station.

The first half of the track follows Cartwright Creek. After leaving the creek the track passes through drier forest where orchids, common heath, flag iris and other wildflowers bloom in Spring. Just before the summit is the Truganini Memorial, dedicated to Tasmanian Aboriginal people and their descendants. From the historic Signal Station there are expansive views across Storm Bay to the Tasman Peninsula and beyond.

ActivitySuggested TimeDifficulty
WalkingUnder 2 hours

Track Features

ToiletsParkingCafe/Refreshments/ShopDrinking waterLookoutPicnic area

Public transport available

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

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service

If you have any questions, feedback or updates regarding this track please contact the track manager at the Parks and Wildlife Service by phone on 1300 135 513 or online. For urgent communications please contact us by phone.

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.