Living in Dorset

Dorset Council provides community services based on the principles of quality, equity, value and responsiveness.

Visiting Dorset

Dorset has a unique blend of wilderness, wildlife, stunning scenery, mining heritage, secluded beaches and world class golf courses.

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Dorset Tracks and Trails

The Dorset region has plenty of tracks and trails on offer - from footpath loops in the major towns to remote bushwalks you are sure to find something to suit your mood and level of experience.

North East Tasmania Rail Trail


A spectacular 52km return rail trail with lush forest vegetation that still provides views of the surrounding mountains. Several entry and exit points for shorter rides/walks available. (From Scottsdale to Northeast Park return is approximately 6km.)

Mount Stronach Reserve


Mount Stronach: A 5 km return walk zigzagging around the slopes of Mt Stronach overlooking Scottsdale.

Lister Lane Loop


Approximately 5km loop along a sealed pathway down George Street, across Listers Lane and back down William Street.

Keep an eye out for the platypus in the Listers Lane dams!

Mt Victoria Forest Reserve


Ralph Falls: One of the 60 Great Short Walks and, at over 90m, Tasmania's highest single drop waterfall. Approximately a 20 minute return walk.

Cash's Gorge: Approximately 50 minute circuit to reach the lookout.

Bridport Walking Track


An 11 km circuit accessible to the village of Bridport this unique circuit can be easily walked by young and old, with various entry and exit points.

Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails

Main Street, Derby

World class mountain biking in temperate rainforest with some of the most stunning landscapes in Tasmania.

Coastal Beaches - long beach walks


If long walks on the beach are your cup of tea check out Bridport (Adams Beach, Goftons Beach), Waterhouse, Tomahawk, or Musselroe Bay.

Mount William National Park

near Musselroe Bay

Mount William Summit: Gentle 11km (5hr return) walk. Shorter 90 minute version also available.

Coblers Rocks Walk: 6km (2 hour return) walk.

Northeast Park

54 Ringarooma Road, Scottsdale

Various walks are located at the back of Northeast Park through the wetlands. The Ring Road is also an easy 1.2km walk around the outside of the park.

Branxholm Community River Walk

Main Road, Branxholm

900m walk along the river bank. 15 minutes return. An easy one where you might be lucky enough to spot a platypus!