Walking Tracks of the Derwent Estuary
by Brighton Council
There are many beautiful walks in the Brighton area. Here’s a few favourites to enjoy as the weather warms.
On this walk, which follows the maintenance path for the railway line, you will enjoy scenic wetland views. It’s an easy 2.7km walk on a wide gravel track which is accessed from Riverside Drive, Bridgewater.
Ferry Point to Cassidys Bay
For even more views of the river and kunanyi/Mt Wellington stretch your legs on this easy 2.2 kilometre walk. The track is gravel and access is from Jetty Road, Old Beach.
With sweeping views of the Derwent Estuary and kunanyi/Mt Wellington from Green Point this 5.2 kilometre walk will take you along a dirt track that is relatively easy. Keep an eye out for beautiful black swans feeding in the shallow wetlands. You can access the track from Gunn Street, Bridgewater.
Jordan River to Gagebrook
A great, short walk, especially easy for kids and prams, the open, grassy area on the promontory offers even more great views of the Derwent Estuary and kunanyi/Mt Wellington. Take a picnic and stop at one of the shelters for a break. And keep a watch for birdlife such as black swans, pelicans, cormorants and white-faced herons.
For more information visit www.greaterhobarttrails.com.au.