• Length: 20km

  • Duration: TBA

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Kaoota Rd 

  • End: Lawless Rd

  • Closest Town: Kaoota Rd 

  • Location: Tasmania

  • Distance from state capital: 28km

  • State: TAS


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
  • Kaoota, 28 km SW of Hobart.
  • Surface – Compacted earth
  • Terrain – Gentle gradient

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