KANGAROO BLUFF BATTERY
Also known as Bellerive Fort, the Kanagroo Bluff Battery is an historic site well worth a visit while you are in Bellerive. It is just an 8 minute walk (600m) from Kangaroo Bay Apartments. There are old canons, tunnels, and amazing views over the Derwent River.
Take a stroll down to the Bellerive Boardwalk - just a 5 minute walk (450m) to the waterfront.
From here you can see the yachts in Kanagroo Bay, grab a drink or meal at the waterfront hotel, eat fish and chips on the floating fish punt, catch a ferry to the city or feed the ducks.
There are also various events held here, so keep your eyes peeled!
A beautiful beach practically at your door step. The beach is just a 6 minute walk (550m), and well worth a visit. It is great for an early morning walk - if you continue along the beach past the headland, you will get to Howrah Beach too. The park on the grass behind the beach is also ideal for kids, plus there are free public BBQs, and exercise equipment.
CHARLES DARWIN TRAIL
Follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin when he visited Hobart on HMS Beagle in 1836. Interpretive signs along the trail are based on the notes and observations that Darwin made during his day excursion on Hobart's eastern shore.
The route follows the coast to Howrah Road, where the trail heads inland via local streets to Waverley Flora Park, returning to Kangaroo Bay. There are stencils on footpaths and signage at key turning points. The entire trail is 11.5km or 4.5 hours, however it is broken into sections, so you can easily walk just a section or two.
TASMANIAN CRICKET MUSEUM & LIBRARY
Blundstone Arena is not only one of Australia’s most scenic sports stadiums, it is also home to one of the best cricket museums around. The Tasmanian Cricket Museum offers a special experience for all cricket enthusiasts. Tasmania’s rich cricket heritage, dating back to the early days of settlement is revealed through the many displays and video footage.
BLUNDSTONE ARENA TOUR
Take a guided Tour of Australia’s most scenic sports stadiums at Blundstone Arena, Bellerive. On a Blundstone Arena Tour you will visit the TV Commentary area high above the David Boon Stand, check out Blundstone Arena’s media facilities including the view down the wicket from the Chairman’s Room, inspect the players’ rooms and indoor training centre within the Ricky Ponting Stand and the facilities reserved for members and corporate guests.
ROSNY HILL CIRCUIT TRACK
One of the best short walks on Hobart’s eastern shore. The circuit track undulates around the perimeter of Rosny Hill taking in views of Kangaroo Bay, the Derwent River, Mt Wellington and the Tasman Bridge. A link track from the lookout connects to the circuit track.
CLARENCE FORSHORE TRAIL
A short, family-friendly walk or bike ride. The scenic track takes in views of yachts in Kangaroo Bay and across the Derwent to kunanyi / Mount Wellington. A bridge over the yacht club slipway at Bellerive Boardwalk retracts when boats are moved in and out. There are lookouts on Bellerive Bluff and the Parks and Wildlife managed Kangaroo Bluff fort can be accessed from Gunning Street. Good views are offered over Bellerive Beach. If you're feeling fit, the trail continues either direction for a total of 14.5km along the coast.
BELLERIVE BEACH PARK
An exciting addition to Bellerive is this amazing all-abilities play ground at the western end of Bellerive Beach.
If you have kids then this is well worth a visit.
The park is open every day with BBQ facilities and toilets available.