Domain

 

The Queens Domain has various dog exercise areas, some off-lead and some on-lead.

 

Off-lead exercise areas include:

 

  • The off-lead area between the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre and Domain Tennis Centre

  •  The Wireless Station (area bounded by the Summit Loop Road) and mowed area to the east of the summit loop

  • Regatta Grounds

  • Soldiers Memorial Oval (also known as Crossroads Memorial Oval) where the Hobart Dog Training Club conducts training on Sundays

 

The Domain offers many on-lead walking tracks such as the loop track and Soldiers Memorial Avenue.

 

Check the Hobart City Council for details of the Domain walking tracks

 

Soldiers Memorial Walk

 

The Soldiers Memorial Avenue is a  tree-lined avenue begins near the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre, in Davies Avenue, on the Domain.

 

The Avenue commemorates the soldiers who died during The First World War.   The trees are maintained or replaced as needed, memorial plinths and plaques have been positioned along the Avenue.  The plaques provide a brief description of the lives of individual soldiers.

 

Park your car at the Cenotaph. Walk through the underpass and turn left into Davies Avenue.  The Soldiers Memorial Avenue commences 50 metres up the rise.  Located here is a bronze statue honoring Tasmanian contingents in the South African War 1899-1902 and a monument to Charles Meredith.  Cross the road into the Queens Domain

 

Soldiers Memorial Avenue is a gently sloping, well maintained gravel track with lovely views over the Derwent River, Eastern Shore & Tasman Bridge.

 

The final section of the avenue is at Soldiers Memorial Oval (also known as Crossroads Oval).  Here you can either walk around the oval and return via Soldiers Memorial Avenue or walk on the track alongside Davies Avenue back to the Aquatic Centre.

 

Alternative routes

 

Some alternative routes if taking Soldiers Memorial Avenue are, firstly take Soldiers Memorial Avenue then link up with either the Joggers Loop or Grassland Gully.

 

Joggers Loop

 

From Soldiers Memorial Avenue cross the road to the Interpretation shelter then continue on the road to the Joggers Loop, a sealed road.  From the Joggers Loop it is also possible to find tracks that lead up to the Wireless Station.

 

Grassland Gully

 

From Soldiers Memorial Avenue cross  the road to the Interpretation shelter.

 

Take the track down through grassland gully past the Botanical Gardens.  The grassland track is narrow but well maintained with duck-board over the wetter areas.  Keep walking to the right along the road above the Botanical Gardens and then cross to the footpath and head past Government House and the old Beaumaris Zoo.  Continue along footpath and return to the Cenotaph car-park via the underpass.

 

 

Facilities

 

Toilet locations

 

  • Cenotaph, near the bike hire and in the TCA grounds, half way along the walk (only available during the day and not during games or after hours). 

  • Toilets are also located in the Botanical Gardens but dogs don’t have access to the gardens.

 

The grassland interpretation shelter, which provides information about native grasslands and their regeneration program, marks the end of Soldiers Memorial Avenue.   You can return via the same route.

For an alternative route, take the track down through grassland gully past the Botanical Gardens.  The grassland track is narrow but well maintained with duck-board over the wetter areas.  Keep walking to the right along the road above the Botanical Gardens and then cross to the footpath and head past Government House and the old Beaumaris Zoo.  Continue along footpath and return to the Cenotaph car-park via the underpass.

For a longer walk, turn left at the grasslands interpretation shelter, cross the Upper Domain Road and head 30 metres up the track towards the reservoirs and Wireless Institute.  Turn left or right onto the Joggers Track, which is a 2.2km loop.  Refer to the Jogging Track Walk for further information.

 

Contact Tasmanian Dog Walking Clubs Inc.