Rosny Hill Nature Recreation Area Management Strategy
Rosny Hill Nature Recreation Area (or the reserve) is located within the suburb of Rosny in the City of Clarence on the eastern shore of the Derwent River (see Map 1.1.). The reserve covers 21.4ha, encompassing the prominent wooded hill to the south of the Tasman Bridge. The reserve is an 'island' of remnant vegetation entirely surrounded by residential subdivision. Access by vehicle is from Akuna Street and a sealed loop road on top of the hill. Pedestrians access the reserve from the surrounding residential areas via several informal trails.
The reserve incorporates the Rosny Hill Lookout - a well-known scenic vantage point providing expansive views to the north and south along the Derwent River and its estuary, and to the western shore, including the Hobart city centre, the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Government House, the Tasman Bridge, and Mount Wellington and its foothills. Views of the Meehan Range to the east and of the South Arm Peninsula coastline in the south-east can also be seen. The lookout is frequented daily by tourist coaches, as well as by residents of the Greater Hobart Area, and is particularly popular during events on the River (e.g. the Regatta). The Rosny Lookout is considered to be one of the best scenic lookouts in the Greater Hobart Area.