Hobart is Australia's second old city and is famous for its historic sandstone buildings and waterfront, under the watchful eye of Mt Wellington. See more about Hobart at this link (tourist stuff!)
For the MTB rider, Hobart has a huge and diverse range of riding experiences, all less than 20 minutes from Hobart's CBD. It's famous North - South Track is a ripper, as described in Flow Mountain Bike, but there are heaps more trails than this in Southern Tasmania. One thing they do have in common are hills. Yep, great descents require climbing, although some trails have the ability to be shuttled.
If travelling between November and March, please remember that Tassie has long a twilight. The sun is up by 5.30 am and does not go down until 9.30 pm. This makes it great for getting in heaps of riding in the island state.
Driving Travel Times, without stopping
Hobart Airport > Hobart CBD - 20 minutes
Hobart CBD > North South Track - 20 minutes
Hobart CBD > Clarence / Meehan Range - 15 Minutes
Hobart CBD > Glenorchy MTB Park - 15 Minutes
Everything!!! See South Supplies page
Non-Riders? There are heaps of things to do if you are bringing non-riders with you. The north & north east has a wide range of historical points of interest, national parks, seaside towns and wineries. See more about Hobart at this link (tourist stuff!)
Tasmanian Beer Trail
Tasmanian Cider Trail
North -South Track
Vid by Josh McDonald
Southern MTB Events
November each year
It’s a 4 day, multi-stage pairs racing mountain bike event – located in Kellevie & Wielangta Tasmania (on way to Port Arthur, just one hour from Hobart). We have a colossal $60,000+ prize and giveaway pool. Massive spot prizes including competition level mountain bikes winnable by any entrant and big cash prizes for elite podium finishers.