HOBART is the lovely, historic capital of Tasmania. BELLERIVE is the lovely, historic suburb on the eastern shore of Hobart. It is just across the famous Tasman Bridge. Bellerive has an interesting fort and marina, plus a great lookout for views across the Derwent River. The attractions in the other parts of Hobart are shown in the other 7 Hobart pages, which are listed below.
From the BELLERIVE you are 20 minutes from PONTVILLE, 40 minutes from SORELL and RICHMOND and 70 minutes from NEW NORFOLK and KEMPTON. You are 100 minutes from PORT ARTHUR, OATLANDS and MARIA ISLAND. Nearby places are described in the REGION HOBART page.
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FACILITIES: There is a shopping precinct at Bellerive and a very large shopping precinct in Hobart CBD. Hobart is the largest city in Tasmania. There is much accommodation on the eastern shore of HOBART, as well as in GREATER HOBART. Seeking accommodation in nearby SORELL is also an option.
TOURIST information is located at 20 Davey Street, Hobart. The telephone is (03) 6230 8233
For PRIVATE GUIDES telephone (03) 6238 4222
SIGHTS & ROUTES: Bellerive is the heart of the richer eastern shore of Hobart. It is a land of yachts and homes with awesome harbour views. There are also good restaurants in Bellerive. From Bellerive you can also drive to south towards Lauderdale and see many other beautiful beaches and bays. Alternatively, you can drive east to PORT ARTHUR or the EAST COAST. The sights of Bellerive include:
BELLERIVE MARINA dominates Kangaroo Bay. Here you will see many yachts and attractive homes, which have awesome views across the Harbour. From the HOBART CBD you simply drive east onto the A3 Tasman Highway, which crosses the famous Tasman Bridge to the eastern shore. Just across the Bridge turn south at the roundabout and follow Rosny Park Road and then drive south on Cambridge Street to reach Bellerive.
A great walk begins at the Bellerive shopping precinct. This follows Victoria Esplanade to the south west. Here you can see stately homes with awesome Harbour views. The walk ends at the impressive Kangaroo Bluff Fort.
KANGAROO BLUFF FORT is a major historic sight. Its guns used to dominate the Harbour and thus there are great harbour views. You can explore a fortification complex and learn a bit about the past. However, beware as there are some dangerous drops, where the trenches suddenly appear. Just follow Victoria Esplanade south west from the Bellerive shopping area.
ROSNY HILL LOOKOUT gives you great views of the Harbour. From the HOBART CBD you simply drive east onto the A3 Tasman Highway, which crosses the famous Tasman Bridge to the eastern shore. Just across the Bridge turn south at the roundabout and follow Rosny Park Road, until you reach Riawena Road, which goes west to the summit of Rosny Park Hill.
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1/ Bellerive is on the eastern shore of Hobart in south eastern Tasmania. This is the view from the Rosny Hill Lookout. Here we are looking south towards Bellerive, Kangaroo Bay and south down the Derwent River.
2/ From the Rosny Hill Lookout near Bellerive you can see this classic view of Mt Wellington to the west above the Hobart CBD.
3/ From Rosny Hill in Bellerive you can see the Tasman Bridge to the north west in all its glory. The Hobart CBD is on the right.
4/ Looking to the south west from Rosny Hill in Bellerive, you can see Wrest Point, Hobart with its famous casino.
5/ Stylish Cambridge Street is at the heart of the Bellerive shopping precinct.
6/ The old Post and Telegraph office of Bellerive is a fine old sandstone building.
7/ This Bellerive restaurant has kept the rudder of the old Koscuisko ferry as a mascot.
8/ Just south of the shopping precinct of Bellerive is the Victoria Esplanade. This street has a great view across the Derwent River and grand old houses with beautiful bayside views.
9/ The Bellerive Marina services and moors a huge fleet of yachts. Many yacht owners live around Bellerive.
10/ The Bellerive Marina is a modern complex of many small floating jetties leading to the yachts.
11/ The view from the Bellerive Marina is of a forest of masts of the many different kinds of boats moored there.
1/ Just south of Bellerive shopping precinct, at the end of the Victoria Esplanade, is the Kangaroo Bluff Fort. This was once the main defence of Hobart. The site has great views across the Lower Derwent River as a result.
2/ As you cross the bridge into Kangaroo Bluff Fort near Bellerive, you can see deep trenches on either side of you. In the distant wall you can see rifle port holes.
3/ The Kangaroo Bluff Fort near Bellerive is a network of concrete alleys, which allowed the defenders to move around the fort in safety, even if it was being attacked.
4/ The defenders of the Kangaroo Bluff Fort near Bellerive lived in a network of underground galleries, which are now no longer safe to visit.
5/ These large 203mm cannons on turnstiles of the Kangaroo Bluff Fort look out across the Derwent River. They were installed in 1882.
6/ The gunners of the Kangaroo Bluff Fort were able or see right across the Lower Derwent River towards Hobart. Trees now obscure the old gunners' field of fire.
7/ Unfortunately, some of the cannons were removed when the Kangaroo Bluff Fort was decommissioned.
8/ This photo shows an alley with a gallery leading off to the right. The trees were absent when the Kangaroo Bluff Fort was the major defense of Old Hobart Town.