Mt Stuart

Mount Stuart is a residential suburb of Hobart. With its post code of 7000, it’s considered an inner suburb of Hobart, lying north of West Hobart, west of North Hobart and south of Lenah Valley.

Mount Stuart is almost entirely residential, with some 1100 homes or households. There’s a substantial primary school with attached kindergarten, a central hairdressing salon,┬áSt James Church just outside our boundary and a few shops on the outskirts of the suburb. There’s also a large community hall – the Mount Stuart Memorial Hall.

Mount Stuart Primary School
Mount Stuart Primary School: Photo Maddie Burrows

Mount Stuart is situated on a prominent ridge which trends east-west, running downhill from Mt. Knocklofty (a foothill of Mount Wellington) to Elizabeth Street (Main Road). The ridge is bounded by Providence Gully on the south side and Augusta Road on the north.

The north face of the ridge provides commanding views up the River Derwent looking towards Mount Dromedary and across the northern suburbs of Hobart; the south face has equally commanding views overlooking the city centre and the lower reaches of the Derwent Estuary.

View from Mount Stuart
Looking south from the top of Mount Stuart Rd: Photo Rosie Hastie: rosiehastie.com

Walkways and Backtracks

Mount Stuart is fortunate to have many convenient walkways, back tracks and connecting steps that allow pedestrians to move around and explore the suburb and its surrounds away from road traffic.

For more see Mount Stuart Walkways

Knocklofty Reserve

Residents are also fortunate to have easy access to Knocklofty Reserve. The reserve of native bushland is a haven for wildlife and a favourite walking spot for locals.

Walking track
One of the many walking tracks in Knocklofty Reserve: Photo Jane McLoughlin