Gove, Northern Territory, Australia

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

The Footsteps of Charles Darwin

View from Bellerive across Kangaroo Bay and the River Derwent

Our recent walk in the footsteps of English naturalist, Charles Darwin, started at Bellerive boardwalk on Hobart’s eastern shore.  The views across Kangaroo Bay and the River Derwent are delightful.  The Charles Darwin Trail follows the route Darwin took as a young man on a visit to the area in 1836.

We were interested to discover that Darwin’s visit to Australia came almost four long years after he'd left England on his world voyage aboard the HMS Beagle.  There are great interpretive signs along the Charles Darwin Trail, which are based on Darwin’s notes and observations.  Unlike the bad weather Darwin encountered, which delayed the Beagle’s departure from Hobart by 12 days, we enjoyed glorious sunny weather.


  1. Great story about a great man. Looking forward to read the next installment.

  2. A good post. You added links too, well done!