Mountain bike parks, purpose built MTB tracks and multi-use tracks that permit mountain biking. Also see www.ridetasmania.com for great MTB rides around Tasmania.
Mountain Bike Parks
Entry is off Flagstaff Gully Link Rd in Mornington. The park includes a downhill track, dirt jumps and a cross country tracks. Entry is free.
A world-class mountain bike park has been constructed in Wellington Park. The entry is located behind Tolosa Park in Glenorchy. The track caters for all levels and types of mountain bike riding, and provides a state-of-the-art facility for local and interstate riders. There is no entry fee to use the track on a casual basis. The Wellington Park Management Trust, Glenorchy City Council, the Office of Sport and Recreation and bike riders are working with the Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park Association Inc. to further develop bike riding opportunities within Wellington Park. For further information and maps visit the Association's website - http://www.tasbikepark.com
. A map showing mountain bike tracks within Wellington Park can be purchased from Hobart City Council, Glenorchy City Council or the Ferntree shop. The Wellington Park MTB map
is also available on the web.
Great for beginners with a couple of challenges for more advanced riders. Located near the end of Kingston View Drive in the Sport Precinct.
Mountain Bike Tracks
Starting at the Springs on Mt Wellington's Pinnacle Road this purpose-built intermediate-level track passes Junction Cabin and finishes at the Glenorchy MTB Park. The track features a main trail which provides a fun ride for experienced cross country riders, whilst optional technical features such as jumps and log rides have also been constructed to challenge more capable (and adventurous!) riders.
The trail is located on Hobart's eastern shore and comprises a series of interconnected tracks developed for horse riding but MTBs and walkers are permitted. The Tangara Trail is located in Seven Mile Beach, Acton Park, Roches Beach, Lauderdale and Sandford and multiple circuits are possible from various start points. The northern section of the trail is in a rural residential area where sheep and alpacas are grazing in nearby paddocks while the southern section is located in natural bush areas. It is suitable for beginner-level mountain bikers as it is not technically challenging but even advanced riders will enjoy the scenery and length of riding available. Please be aware horses have priority on the trail. Slow down and use your voice to alert the horse rider to your presence. See the Tangara Recreational Trails
website for tips on sharing trails with horses.
Ther are around 30 tracks suitable for mountain biking listed across the Greater Hobart region.Tahune Airwalk
Its a challenging 6 k circuit; the scenery is rainforest and riverside. Use of the track is included with entry to the Air Walk. Bring your own bikes (no charge) or there are a limited number of quality mountain bikes for hire for $25 (2 hours). There is onsite accommodation from $30 per night (capacity 26 people), with a communal fully equipped kitchen, and onsite camping for a fee. There are also free wood and gas BBQ facilities for self catering day use and a licensed cafe.