Skinners Creek walking track, Huonville

Skinners Creek Walking Track in Huonville is a flat and scenic walk that meanders along the creek between the Esplanade, Flood Road and Sale Street.

It has a number of entry points and is popular with recreational users, including joggers and dog walkers. Dogs are welcome on a leash.

Skinners Creek Walking Track is wheelchair friendly and is suitable for all ages and abilities. It includes a long section of wooden duckboard, gravel track, a rain shelter and plenty of seating, where you can rest and look around.

The area is a great location for bird watching. You can see native hens (turbo chooks), green rosellas, birds of prey and many other species. If you’re lucky at the right time of year you might even spot a Swift Parrot!

Native habitat includes a section of threatened black gums near the Esplanade end of the track and large eucalyptus trees in the surrounding farmland. The track offers lovely views of the hills around Huonville from many vantage points.

Since 2021, more than one thousand native grasses, shrubs and tree species were planted along the walking track and the adjoining Black Gum Reserve by Council’s Natural Resource Management (NRM) Unit to work towards restoring native habitat.

You will also notice a series of informative signs celebrating our local wildlife, as well as animal sculptures including the Wedge Tailed Eagle, Swift Parrot, Black Swan and Platypus. See how many you can find!


Distance: About 2km return

Time: 40 minutes return

Gradient: Flat

All abilities: Yes

Dogs: must be on leash

Parking: The Esplanade

Toilets: across the Esplanade, by the Huon River


Getting there:

Head south down Main Street Huonville towards the Huon River and take a left turn on The Esplanade as you would if you were driving to Cygnet. The carpark is on your left a couple of hundred metres along The Esplanade, roughly opposite the toilet block on the river side.

Plan Ahead:

Tasmania’s remote areas are beautiful however weather and track conditions can change suddenly. Mobile reception in many of these areas can be limited or non existent. These tracks are not Council owned or maintained.

Be prepared for the walk or activity. Plan ahead, bring enough water, check the alerts, and make sure you are comfortable with the difficulty rating.

For more information, visit the following websites:

TasALERT – for fire, floods and other emergencies
Tasmanian Fire Service – for planned burns
Bureau of Meteorology

Leave No Trace is an internationally accepted way of minimising your impacts on the places we visit. Respect wildlife, be considerate of others, dispose of your waste properly.



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Skinners Creek walking track, Huonville

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