Old Beach Foreshore Trail
  • Length: 2.0km

  • Duration: 40mins

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Jetty Road

  • End: East end of Foreshore

  • Location: Old Beach

  • Closest Town: Old Beach

  • Distance from CBD: 1km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -42.780618

  • Longitude: 147.274547

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Old Beach Foreshore Trail is a 2km, grade 2 one way hike, located in Old Beach, Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 40 minutes to complete.

Hike Summary

You begin the Old Beach foreshore walk at Jetty Road, where there's a jetty and boat launching ramp. The jetty has an interesting history. It was used for a ferry service established by two convict cousins, John Earle and James Austin, in 1816 after completing their sentences in Van Diemens Land for steeling honey and beehives. John Earle operated the ferry from Old Beach and James Austin operated it from what became Austin's Ferry on the western shore. From the Jetty you head eastwards to Cassidy's Bay. It's a beautiful foreshore with large areas of salt marsh and bird life. There are great views of kunanyi / Mount Wellington along the track.

About the region

Old Beach is a suburb of Hobart based in the municipality of Brighton, Tasmania. Old Beach Post Office opened on 11 January 1866 and closed in 1975. Old beach is surrounded by an abundance of green mountainous terrain. At the heart of Old beach is an old mining quarry. Active in the late 1980s for the mining of Sandstone, providing and economic boost for the area.

Getting there

Park at the Jetty, Jetty Road.

GPX File

Total distance: 2026 m
Max elevation: 0 m
Min elevation: 0 m
Total climbing: 0 m
Total descent: 0 m
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For more information on this trail, visit Greater Hobart Trails

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