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Seven Mile Beach


Leopard seal

Be aware of leopard seal that's been lazing on Seven Mile Beach during August and September 2017:

  • Keep dogs on-lead as enter the beach to ensure coast is clear

  • If you see a "log" in the distance on the beach, be aware it could be leopard seal so put dog on-lead when approaching

  • Keep safe distance from leopard seal and ensure the leopard seal can move to the water.

  • Don't get between it and the water.


Seven Mile Beach Zones


Please read the Clarence City Council dog management plan or go to the Parks and Wildlife Service website as dog exercise arrangements vary in different sections of the Seven Mile Beach.

Note: Due to extension of Hobart Airport runway you can no longer drive along the road that runs behind Seven Mile Beach.  There is a new road to Seven Mile Beach through Hobart Airport.

All-year off-lead section of Seven Mile Beach


The Hobart Dog Walking Association tends to conduct walks in the designated off-lead section of Seven Mile Beach. 


Park in the carpark near the Rangers' offices: 


  • To get there from Hobart, head out the Tasman Highway past the Airport.

  • Once past the airport, take the next right, Pittwater Road, which is just past the Barrilla Bay Restaurant. Follow this road for about 3km until you come to a T intersection, turn left and you will see the rangers hut directly on your right.


Once in the carpark take the track on the right of the Rangers' offices and walk to the beach.


When you enter the beach, you'll see a sign stating the off-lead dog exercise area is 1.4 km to the right. Walk it then return.




  • Public toilets are at the Rangers' office


  • There is currently no poo bin.  Please take dog waste with you.  There are dog poo bins along the road towards the Seven Mile Beach village.

Note: the Hobart Dog Walking Association wrote to the Clarence City Council about reinstating the dog poo bin.  The Council replied that they do not  wish to service the bin on Parks and Wildlife Service land.  The Parks and Wildlife Service has a no bins policy to encourage people to take their waste with them.


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