Derwent Valley Rail Trail
  • Length: 7km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Westerway 

  • End: National Park

  • Location: South Eastern Tasmania

  • Closest Town: Westerway 

  • Distance from CBD: 65km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -42.6791977

  • Longitude: 146.7873447

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Derwent Valley Rail Trail is a 7km, grade 3 One Way hike located in South Eastern Tasmania Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Summary

This proposed 7km rail trail will traverse the scenic Derwent Valley from the hamlet of Westerway to the gateway of and Mt Field National Park

The rail trail follows the beautiful Tyenna River and the road, as they wind through the corridor into the World Heritage Area. There are only a couple of road crossings at the National Park end of the trail and for the most part the trail is an uncomplicated and highly accessible path through eucalypt and casurina forests.

At present, the track and sleepers are still in position. This section of the corridor has not been used for up to 20 years, with commercial operations ceasing once the need to cart timber from the valley wound back and transferred to trucks. This section of track has not had any significant maintenance for approximately 40 years.

Notes

Westerway to National Park in South Eastern Tasmania

Derwent Valley, north east of Hobart.


For more information and a location map please visit RailTrails Australia.