Kaoota Tramway Track
  • Length: 20km

  • Duration: 8hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Kaoota Rd 

  • End: Lawless Rd

  • Location: South Eastern Tasmania

  • Closest Town: Kaoota Rd 

  • Distance from CBD: 28km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -43.01940798

  • Longitude: 147.1800351

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2WD Access

4WD Access

Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet

Public Toilets

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

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Camping Area

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

Undefined Trail

Prams & Strollers

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Bicycle Trail

Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


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.

Hike Summary

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. 

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