AKA: The Loop, Joggers Loop
Location: Queens Domain, Hobart
Access: Upper Domain Road
Parking: Available at Cross Roads oval and elsewhere on the Domain (E.g. Domain Athletic Centre)
Distance: ~3km loop
Details: We all know what it’s like to be a first timer. Let’s face it, the thought of starting out on your first run along a main road is daunting. This 3k loop is ideal for beginners in that it provides an opportunity to work towards running an achievable distance in seclusion. With bathroom and water facilities available at the nearby Botanic Gardens, ‘The Loop’ has everything you need.
The track circles around the hill and on the northern side there are views over the northern suburbs through to the Derwent Valley. You’ll barely notice the slight undulation as you take in a panoramic view of Hobart’s Northern Suburbs. It won’t be long until you start thinking that the 3k distance which once seemed impossible is suddenly not long enough!Further along, views over the Zinc Works and Cornelian Bay. The running track continues as a well formed level gravel track from here, and has views over the Domain and Government House.