Kaoota Tramway Track
  • Length: 20km

  • Duration: 8hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Kaoota Rd 

  • End: Lawless Rd

  • Closest Town: Kaoota Rd 

  • Location: South Eastern Tasmania

  • Distance from state capital: 28km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -43.01940798

  • Longitude: 147.1800351

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

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Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

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Entry Fee

Ample Parking

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Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

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Trail Features

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Sandy Trail

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Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

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Fishing Spots

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Dog Friendly

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Kaoota Tramway Track is a 20km, grade 2 One Way hike located in South Eastern Tasmania Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 8hrs to complete.


This tramway trail follows part of the route of the historic Kaoota Tramway. Start near 186 Kaoota Rd between Kaoota and Allens Rivulet and follow the trail through the dense forest of The Gorge, around Perrins Ridge, accross Platypus Creek Bridge, over Perrins SAddle to the end of Lawless Rd which takes you to Margate via  Nierinna Rd.

The Kaoota Tramway, built in 1906, two-foot guage and 20 kms long, transported coal from the mine at Kaoota to the wharf at Margate. When coal mining ceased the tramway was put to use for moving logs, fruit and passengers.

In 1992 the line was dismantled after fire destroyed some bridges.


Kaoota Rd to Lawless Rd in South Eastern Tasmania

Kaoota, 28 km SW of Hobart.

Compacted earth

Gentle gradient

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