Kangaroo Bluff Historic Site is situated on Hobart’s Eastern Shore, only 10 minutes drive from the city centre. From Hobart, head east over the Tasman Bridge to Bellerive, then along Victoria Esplanade and Gunning Street.
The Kangaroo Bluff Battery was built to support the Queens Battery (located at the Domain in Hobart) and the Battery Point battery. It was developed to stop any enemy vessels from shelling Hobart Town from just outside the range of the Domain and Battery Point batteries. Although the proposal was mentioned in the early days of settlement, procrastination was the order of the day.
Address: Kangaroo Bluff, Bellerive TAS 7018
Open: 10 am-12 pm, Sunday 12 November. Sturdy footwear required.
Highlights: Historic landscape, subterranean tunnels
Tours: Pre-booked tours at 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 12:00pm. Sturdy footwear required.
Building specs: The Kangaroo Bluff Battery