Blowhole Track
  • Length: 1.0km

  • Duration: 30mins

  • Grade: 3

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  • Start: TBA

  • End: TBA

  • Location: Blackmans Bay

  • Closest Town: Kingborough

  • Distance from CBD:

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -42.999015

  • Longitude: 147.327186

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Hike Summary

Take a short stroll through the Mary Knoll Reserve beneath the last stand of black gums in Blackmans Bay. This gully was once full of blackberry and other weeds, but was cleared by Council with the help of volunteers. It now provides a lovely winding walk to the beach alongside one of the few natural watercourses remaining in the suburb. The track crosses the road and continues around the wooded coastal headland past the blowhole. Not so long ago this area was a popular coastal route and gathering place for Tasmanian Aboriginal people. You can still see the shell pieces in the large midden on the headland. These days, the coastline is cared for by the Blackmans Bay Coastcare Group.


Mostly level with a few steps.

About the region

Blackmans Bay is a beachside suburb of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Blackmans Bay south of Hobart was named after a James Blackman who occupied land there in the 1820s while another "Blackman Bay", near Dunalley (also in Tasmania) was so named in 1642 because of the presence of Aboriginal people. The town is located adjacent to Kingston, and is approximately fourteen kilometres south of Hobart.

Getting there

The Blowhole track is accessed from Blowhole Rd (off Roslyn Ave)in Blackmans Bay and links through to Talone Rd.


Mostly level with a few steps.

GPX File

Total distance: 308 m
Max elevation: 0 m
Min elevation: 0 m
Total climbing: 0 m
Total descent: 0 m
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