Knocklofty Reserve is a wonderful bushland park of open forest and woodland, tracks and trails, just two kilometres from the centre of Hobart.
It has beautiful views of kunanyi/Mt Wellington, the River Derwent and Hobart, and featured significantly in early Tasmanian artworks, including by renown artist John Glover, whose perspective of Hobart from Knocklofty Reserve is held by the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
The Mouheneener Tasmanian Aboriginal people originally called this region the Nibberloone or Linghe areas and used the rich resources of the land to provide food, medicine and shelter.
Early settlers used the area for firewood, quarrying of sandstone, brick making and grazing. A popular destination for artists, the site was featured in many early paintings including a prominent John Glover painting featuring early hunting on the site. The City of Hobart purchased the woodlands in 1942, they are now enjoyed by local walking groups, families, dogs and their owners.
The 140 hectare reserve includes numerous picnic spots and lookout points on the Hobart side of the 375m summit. This site would provide the perfect location for light installations, poetry readings and creative community projects.
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License to serve alcohol may be required.
Limited car parking