Kaoota Tramway
  • Length: 12.0km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 2

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  • Start: TBA

  • End: TBA

  • Location: Kaoota

  • Closest Town: Kingborough

  • Distance from CBD:

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -43.025369

  • Longitude: 147.1976

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Hike Summary

This gently graded track meanders through varied bushland, including dry eucalypt forest and rainforest, following a section of the historic Kaoota Tramway. While large sections of the tramway are now in private ownership, Council has been able to develop 6 km for people to enjoy – its width and gradient perfect for walking or riding abreast. Constructed in 1906 , the 20 km long two- foot gauge tramway was used to transport coal from the mine at Kaoota to the wharf at Margate. After coal mining ceased the tramway was used to transport logs, fruit and passengers. The line was dismantled in 1922 after bushfires destroyed several bridges. Keep a lookout for historic relics, such as railway sleepers, rails and coal spills.

About the region

Kaoota is a small Tasmanian Rural Location within the local government area of Kingborough, it is located approximately 20kms from the capital Hobart.

Getting there

Kaoota Tramway track can be accessed from Lawless Rd and Kaoota Rd.

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Total distance: 6111 m
Max elevation: 0 m
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Total climbing: 0 m
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