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Greater Hobart Trails Website

Locals and visitors to southern Tasmania can find scores of walking, cycling and horse riding trails under the one online banner.

The Greater Hobart Trails website provides links and information on 77 trails ranging from the Derwent Valley through to Kingston, south of Hobart.

The trails on the website cover six local government municipalities in Greater Hobart – Hobart, Kingborough, Derwent Valley, Glenorchy, Clarence and Brighton.

With the touch of a keyboard, this new website makes it easier to find out what trails exist and where they sit within the Greater Hobart region - from easy walks for the whole family to more challenging tracks for the experienced bushwalker.

The website was an initiative of the Derwent Estuary Program (DEP), in cooperation with local and state government. Director of the DEP Christine Coughanowr said the website is designed to be used in a number of ways.

"The site includes an interactive map for those interested in finding a walk in their local area. Those with limited time can choose a walk based on its duration, while search options can also cater for people looking for walks with dogs, prams, wheelchairs, bicycles, mountain bikes or horses," Ms. Coughanowr said.

Each trail listed on the website includes a map, description, photo gallery, difficulty rating, potential hazards, suitability and duration.

Ms. Coughanowr said another key feature is weather information, as each track has real time weather from the closest weather station – directly provided by the Bureau of Meteorology.

"A PDF map can also be downloaded from the site and when updates are made to the trail details, they are also reflected in the PDF brochure, which saves on hard copy print runs."

The Greater Hobart Trails website can be found at: www.greaterhobarttrails.com.au