BELLERIVE & Kangaroo Fort
Nearby: HOBART-CITY, HOBART-NORTH, HOBART-BOTANICAL GARDENS, HOBART-SOUTH, RICHMOND, Mt WELLINGTON, BRIGHTON-PONTVILLE, HOBART REGION
- KANGAROO FORT
1/ Bellerive is on the eastern side of the Tasman Bridge and is a rich suburb. It has a spectacular marina and great views of the Derwent River and Mount Wellington.
2/ The Rosny Hill Lookout is just north of Bellerive. Looking south you can see Kangaroo Bluff Point in the foreground and the Derwent Estuary on the horizon. Bellerive is to the left, hidden by the tree.
3/ From Rosny Hill looking north you can see the spectacular Tasman Bridge.
4/ Looking to the west you see the beautiful profile of Mount Wellington.
5/ From Rosny Hill looking south west, you can see the Wrest Point Casino.
6/ Cambridge Street is the heart of the Bellerive CBD. The marina is adjacent to it.
7/ The post office is a survivor of the early days of Bellerive.
8/ The Kosciusko was once a ferry on the Derwent. Now it is the mascot of a restaurant.
9/ There is a walkway on Victoria Esplanade, which has brilliant view of across the Derwent.
10/ The Bellerive Yacht Club runs a repair service for the yachts of the Derwent.
11/ The Bellerive Marina is adjacent to Cambridge Street and is the heart of the town.
12/ A very large number of yachts and boats are moored at the Bellerive Marina.
1/ The Kangaroo Bluff Fort is just south of Bellerive and has great views across the Derwent. It has 203mm cannons, which were positioned in 1882. It then formed the apex of Hobart's defense.
2/ Then entrance to the fort crosses a three metre deep trench to protect the fort from land attack.
3/ This photo shows the deep trench that protected the fort. Rifle ports can be seen in the distance.
4/ The garrison could move around the fort in walled alleys that were protected from shell fire.
5/ This gate now bars access into the underground chambers, where the garrison once lived.
6/ The cannons had clear fields of fire across the Derwent River. Note how modern trees now obscure the old gunners field of fire.
7/ Unfortunately, many cannons were removed when the Kangaroo Fort was abandoned.
8/ This view shows a protected trench and an underground gallery leading from it. The dark stick in the middle of the trench is a stairway guide added in modern times.