Cycling - Tamar River | Tourism Tasmania | Rob Burnett

Cycling – Tamar River | Tourism Tasmania | Rob Burnett

If getting out and walking is something you enjoy then this new website is for you. Great Hobart Trails provides details and maps for 77 walking tracks, paths and trails around the Hobart area. You can search the site by location and also by use. This means you are walking with a dog or have a pram, wheelchair, horse or bicycle, then there you can find the tracks that are most suitable and accessible for you.

This story from The Mercury.

One-stop shop for trailblazers

Enjoying the great outdoors in southern Tasmania has become even easier with the launch of a new website.

Unveiled today at Cornelian Bay, the Greater Hobart Trails website provides links and details on 77 trails in six municipalities — Hobart, Kingborough, Derwent Valley, Glenorchy, Clarence and Brighton.

Billed as a one-stop shop for hikers, cyclists and horse riders, the site is an initiative of the Derwent Estuary Program with help from local councils and the State Government.

DEP director Christine Coughanowr said the website was designed to be used in a number of ways.

“The site includes an interactive map for those interested in finding a walk in their local area. Those with limited time can choose a walk based on its duration, while search options can also cater for people looking for walks with dogs, prams, wheelchairs, bicycles, mountain bikes or horses,” she said.

She said another key feature was weather information – all important in Tasmania’s notoriously fickle climate.

Each track has real-time weather from the closest weather station, provided by the Bureau of Meteorology.

Hobart Lord Mayor Damon Thomas said the featured tracks took in some of southern Tasmania’s most stunning scenery.

“The trails cover a diverse range of environments from coastal beaches and bushland to hilltop vistas and rural scenes,” Alderman Thomas said.

To visit the Greater Hobart Trails website, click here.

Check it out!